Four years after the company started producing and selling fully-self driving Software (TSLA), Elon Musk CEO of SpaceX made a significant promise which is set to be fulfilled this year.
In an Artificial Intelligence Conference held in Shanghai China, the multi-billionaire promised that Tesla Vehicles will be fully autonomous by the end of this year, saying it would be a dream come true for Tesla lovers.
Bloomberg News reported that Elon Musk made this prediction known through a pre-recorded video at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference held in Shanghai, China. He revealed;
“I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level five autonomy complete this year,” Musk said, according to Bloomberg. “I think there are no fundamental challenges remaining for level five autonomy. There are many small problems, and then there’s the challenge of solving all those small problems and then putting the whole system together, and just keep addressing the long tail of problems.”
For four years, Tesla has continued selling a “full self-driving” software that can be added on to its vehicles for a constantly increasing price(currently $8,000 online).
But despite the name, and its associate software called “autopilot,” the software still requires full driver attention. If the car does not detect hands on the steering wheel after a certain amount of time, it will slow the car and eventually halt.
If full-self driving does hit level 5 the industry standard for a software that does not need any human intervention this year, it is more likely that Musk would be fulfilling his bold promise for an autonomous Tesla.