Elon Musk Says True Self-Driving Teslas Could Be Ready in 2020
But he's been wrong before.
Despite the name, Tesla's Autopilot feature will not safely drive you home from work or anywhere else. Of course, that hasn't stopped brazen Tesla owners from abusing the system (one was even allegedly drunk and asleep behind the wheel).
But according to Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk, true self-driving Tesla vehicles will be available next year.
"I think we will be "feature complete' on full self-driving this year, meaning the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up, take you all the way to your destination without an intervention this year," Musk said during a podcast interview, as reported by Wired. "I am certain of that. That is not a question mark."
Of course, Musk has been off with his predictions in the past -- just look at the whole production debacle he landed his company in after promising Tesla would manufacture 20,000 Model 3 cars a month by December of 2017. Yet still, Musk was at it again yesterday.
Meant to say annualized production rate at end of 2019 probably around 500k, ie 10k cars/week. Deliveries for year still estimated to be about 400k.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 20, 2019