Elon Musk wants to interview these candidates personally

Tesla races to perfect self-driving cars

Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO Elon Musk is looking for a few good software engineers, and he says he'll interview them personally.

Musk took to on Thursday to tell followers that developing autopilot technology for his fleet of electrics cars remains a "super high" priority for Tesla. To that end, he's looking for "hardcore software engineers" to come on board.

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Tesla is far from alone in the race toward self-driving cars. Google already has some autonomous cars on certain city streets while Apple and Uber are also top contenders. More established automakers are also trying to develop viable, self-driving software.

Tesla first started equipping its Model S with self-driving technologies in October 2014.