Speaking at Axel Springer award Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke about the future of self-driving cars and indicated Tesla will achieve a Level 5 Autonomy in 2021. Level 5 is the full self-driving, which does not require human interaction.
Speaking at a Q&A session with CEO Mathias Döpfner that covered a wide variety of different topics from automotive to space exploration, Musk was asked about Tesla’s potential to develop a fully autonomous vehicle for customers. Musk’s answer revealed that he believes Tesla can do it next year and that the customer base could see it in their cars in 2021.
“I am extremely confident in achieving full autonomy and releasing it to the Tesla customer base next year. But I think at least some jurisdictions are going to allow full self-driving next year,” said Musk.
Tesla has delivered a test version (a so-called beta version) of the function for fully autonomous driving in the USA. Currently, a handful of selected Tesla customers were able to get an impression of Tesla’s full self-driving system (FSD for short).
According to Telsa, the beta version of FSD should be able to recognize traffic lights and drive through intersections independently.
As of now, Tesla’s current FSD and Autopilot functionalities are not allowed everywhere in the world. One of the most widely recognized areas where the self-driving characteristic hasn’t gained full regulatory approval is Europe. The European Union has halted many FSD suite features from being released to drivers. More than 50 countries, including Japan, South Korea, and EU member states, agreed to common regulations that can take over some driving functions in June. However, complete self-driving functionalities are still not permitted, TechXplore reported.
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Axel Springer https://youtu.be/AF2HXId2Xhg