Elon Musk: a fully self-governing Tesla it will appear in 2020
Who but Elon Musk, known for his bold predictions? That night, he once again "offended" anyone who doubts his capabilities rid the world of drivers: Tesla CEO said that the function of full self-government in the company vehicles will be completed before the end of 2019. And before the end of 2020, he added, it would be so capable that you can sleep at the wheel, while she drove the car from the parking lot you have to work.
When Tesla will receive a complete autopilot?
"I think that we will finish the full function of government in this year, that is, the car will be able to find you in the parking lot to pick up and take back to your destination without the intervention of this year," Musk said. "I'm sure of it. It is without question. "
Today, Tesla customers who wish to spend an extra $ 5,000 can unlock enhanced autopilot function (Enhanced Autopilot) in their cars, which is much easier than Musk promises. This technology brings the car on the road, offering to keep or change lanes, helps with navigation on the highway interchanges and exit. In any case, it is written in the manual for the driver. But Tesla cars definitely do not go where they want - either on service roads or in parking lots, or in the city. Musk has long said that it will happen one day. In the period from October 2016 to October 2018, even customers could pay the extra $ 3,000 for the "full self-government", which, according to the promises of the Tesla, will once unlocked via a software update. And supposedly all cars manufactured since October 2016, have all you need for this equipment. In January 2017, Musk said that the elements of this function will be launched in three to six months. This also did not happen. All the usual: Musk promises, but the engineers do not have time.
The revised schedule of appearance of self-Tesla was a great news for buyers, who were waiting for their functions, months or even years. However, Musk warned that the company will need another year to get to the point where its cars will be completely autonomous.
While the mask continues to make bold predictions about the autonomous car technology the Tesla, most of its competitors are moving in the opposite direction, there is no time to temper their aggressive deadlines run completely separate cars. Last year Waymo held the "start-up" self-service taxi in Phoenix, saying that the service is not yet ready for the general public, and that the wheel must remain the driver for security. The technology is "very, very hard," said CEO Waymo John Krafcik. Meanwhile, General Motors announced that this year will launch its own taxi with an autonomous vehicle, but does not know where and when. Uber plans are also changing, as the company tries to recover from last year's disaster, which killed a woman in Arizona. Companies such as Aurora and Nuro, make their technology with caution and without loud statements. Musk, however, never been a fan of sticking to the language.
Well, let's see if it fulfilled the forecast at this time. What do you think? Tell us in our chat in the telegram.