Who better than Elon Musk, known for his bold predictions? That night he once again “insulted” anyone who doubts its ability to rid the world of drivers: the Tesla CEO said that the function of full self-government in the cars of the company will be completed before the end of 2019. Until the end of 2020, he added, it will be so capable that you will be able to sleep at the wheel until it the car takes you from the Parking lot to work.
When Tesla will have full autopilot?
“I think that we will finish the function of full self-government this year, meaning the car will find you in the Parking lot, to take to the destination without the intervention of this year,” said Musk. “I’m sure of it. It is without question”.
Today, the Tesla customers who want to spend an extra $ 5,000, can unlock the advanced function of the autopilot (Enhanced Autopilot) on their cars, which is much simpler than promises Musk. This technology brings the car on the road offers to keep or to change lanes, helps with navigation, highway interchanges and exit. Anyway, as written in the manual for the driver.
But the Tesla definitely can’t go where I want — either on the service roads or in Parking lots or the city. Musk has long said that it will happen one day. In the period from October 2016 to October 2018 customers could even pay the extra $ 3,000 for the option “full self-government”, which Tesla promises will be once unlocked via software update. And supposedly all the vehicles produced from October 2016, have all needed equipment. In January 2017, Musk said that the elements of this function begins to be produced in three to six months. This also did not happen. As usual: Musk promises, but engineers do not have time.
Revised schedule for the appearance of self-driving Tesla was great news for buyers who waited out their functions for months or even years. However, Musk cautioned that the company will need another year to get to the point where its cars will be fully Autonomous.
Yet Musk continues to make bold predictions about the technology of Autonomous cars Tesla, most of his competitors are moving in the other direction, once died their aggressive launch date of a fully independent car. Last year Waymo held “start” the service self-driving taxi in Phoenix, saying that the service is not yet ready for the General public, and that the wheel must remain the driver for safety. This technology is “very, very difficult,” said Waymo CEO John Krafcik.
Meanwhile, General Motors said that this year will launch its own taxi with Autonomous vehicles, but don’t know yet where and when. Uber plans is also changing, as the company tries to recover from last year’s disaster, which killed a woman in Arizona. Companies such as Nuro and Aurora make their technology with care and without loud statements. Musk, however, was never a fan of having to hold my tongue.
Well, let’s see, will come true if his forecast this time. What do you think? Tell us in our chat in Telegram.