The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla has yet to complete full “driverless car” tours.
Elon Musk is a dreamy entrepreneur who has big goals (including in space) . However, for various reasons, it has not yet managed to execute one of its main objectives despite promising it for 8 years: to have a car without a driver.
Since 2014, Tesla ‘s CEO has promised that his vehicles “will drive themselves next year.”
A YouTube video has compiled all of Musk ‘s promises since that year:
still can’t get it
“Self-driving cars will definitely be a reality,” Musk told CNN ‘s Rachel Crane in a 2014 interview. “A Tesla car next year will probably have 90% autopilot capability.”
“The basic news is that every Tesla vehicle that leaves the factory has all the necessary hardware for Level 5 autonomy,” Musk proclaimed in a 2016 interview, referring to a yet-unrealized level of capability that would allow passengers to be carried. to your destination without the need for a steering wheel or pedals.
Then in 2019, Musk again promised that “I think we’ll be complete, completely autonomous, this year,” in a podcast interview. “Which means that the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up and take you to your destination without intervention, this year.”
“I guess when would we think it’s safe for someone to fall asleep and wake up at their destination?” she pondered. “Probably towards the end of next year.”
“I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for full level 5 autonomy this year,” he reiterated in a video message recorded for the opening of the annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai in July 2020.
Despite this, some progress has been made. The car company has made strides in developing its self-driving technologies, releasing an early Beta version of its controversial Full Self-Driving (FSD) software last year.
FSD is an optional feature that Tesla offers its customers for an additional $10,000, which expands on the company’s core feature called Autopilot . But the feature does not, in fact, allow Tesla vehicles to drive themselves entirely.