Networks, Sensors, & Mobility
FIELD TRIP
May 5, 2016 • 7:00AM–11:30AM
Tesla Motors, Featuring a Factory Tour and Test Rides

The electric cars of Tesla Motors set a new standard for premium-quality all-electric personal and family transportation. Elon Musk’s company is not only an automaker, but also a forward-looking technology and design firm. The focus on automation, autonomy, and energy efficiency is immediately apparent in the factory, with this ethos extending to the vehicles made there, as attendees will experience during test rides. Please join TTI/Vanguard for an experience you would not be able to have unless you were to purchase a Tesla yourself—and perhaps not even then. Of course this will not be a sales event, but anyone considering purchasing a Tesla will have the opportunity for follow-up.

We will be visiting a working factory; long pants, closed-toed shoes, and shirts that cover the shoulder are required attire for every attendee.

Attendance is limited to 60 individuals. Register early to reserve your spot.
The field trip will consist of three components:
Factory Tour: Attendees will be wowed by a one-hour tour of the 6M-square-foot factory, generally only available to new Tesla owners when taking delivery of their vehicle. We will be transported by tram and view how Tesla begins with rolled aluminum and, in a symphony of factory automation, creates its sophisticated autos. It is only in the finishing stages that people step in to perform interior detailing.
Test Ride: Instead of putting our attendees behind the wheel, Tesla’s test drivers will provide an even better experience, which will include pin-you-into-your-seat acceleration and a substantial interlude of autonomous driving as we travel the streets of Silicon Valley. Anyone wishing to perform a personal VIP test drive can register to do so at a future date at any North American Tesla location.
Tech Talk and Q&A: Tesla’s expert designers and engineers will offer a window into the technology of Tesla’s current and upcoming vehicles, and answer attendees’ questions.