This summer, Tesla will offer up to $48 an hour to drive an electric car.that’s why

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Tesla is offering up to $48 an hour to drive the company’s electric cars for three months to gain access to high-quality data that the automaker intends to use to improve vehicle performance. The electric car maker has started hiring EV test drivers in the U.S. for three months at $18 to $48 an hour. The automaker’s job posting says the high-quality data captured during EV test drives will help improve the performance of its vehicles. The automaker’s job postings show the position includes day and night shifts.

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| Updated on: July 10, 2023 at 10:55 am

Tesla is hiring electric vehicle test drivers in the U.S. for three-month pay ranging from $18 to $48 an hour to obtain high-quality data for vehicle performance improvements. (Associated Press)

Tesla offers these jobs in more than a dozen U.S. cities, including Austin, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Brooklyn, and more. In addition to the compensation, this position offers additional benefits. This isn’t the first time an electric automaker has hired test drivers. The company has also previously hired test drivers to test its vehicles. The company relies heavily on data it receives from Tesla owners to help test software, including a beta version of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) software.

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Tesla’s current vacancies do not require drivers to have a degree, but mention that applicants must have a good driving record, safe driving habits, and at least 4 years of driver’s license experience.

Interestingly, Tesla’s latest job posting for an electric vehicle test driver comes as the company gears up for production of its highly anticipated Cybertruck, which is expected to go on sale this September. Additionally, Tesla is developing FSD, which, as hinted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, could also provide Level 4 autonomous driving later this year.

When it comes to the job responsibilities of EV test drivers, they will be required to drive a Tesla vehicle equipped with an array of sensors. Testing of electric vehicles involves drivers repeatedly simulating scenarios that could confuse Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software, such as left turns or unusual intersections. This data is then reviewed and tagged by a data labeling machine at the Tesla factory.

First published date: Jul 10, 2023 at 10:55 AM CST

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