Tesla’s Elon Musk claims that his company is merely months away from a car capable of driving itself on the highway 90% of the time.
Here is an excerpt from his interview with CNNMoney:
Autonomous cars will definitely be a reality. A Tesla car next year will probably be 90 percent capable of autopilot. Like, so 90 percent of your miles can be on auto. For sure highway travel.
How’s that going to happen?
With a combination of various sensors. You combine cameras with image recognition with radar and long-range ultrasonics, that’ll do it. Other car companies will follow.
But you guys are going to be the leader?
Of course. I mean, Tesla’s a Silicon Valley company. If we’re not the leader, shame on us.
While most car companies are developing some form of driverless car technology, no one seems willing to go out on a limb about it quite like Elon Musk.
I’m glad he’s confident because I hate driving in traffic and would love to have my car do it for me sooner rather than later!