Tesla Will “Certainly” Be Fully Autonomous By January 2020
Moving into the new technology sector, particularly autonomous cars, we can nitpick their shortcomings until we’re blue in the face, but that’s somewhat of an unfair assessment of a breakout technology, one that’s in the process of working out the kinks.
Naysayers will always naysay – the Wright brothers were ridiculed for their lofty dreams of manned flight at the turn of the century.
Today, we’re pushing boundaries to unfathomable limits with 13,000 mile-per-hour hypersonic aircraft (which is, in itself, in the process of working out some kinks). We just have to give the technology a chance to prove itself.
Being said, there are concerning assertions being made, with the brazen confidence of a subversive recklessness that has historically spelled disaster for mankind in the past. It’s surprising how quickly we forget.
Although our foolishness hasn’t served to unravel our dominance in the natural order of life (yet), a prudent human being would start to ask some questions when we hear the Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, make bold claims of completely autonomous driving capabilities in such a short time frame.
Tesla (Elon Musk) said in an interview with ARK Invest that he was “certain” Tesla vehicles will be able to operate completely autonomously by the end of this year (listen to the 29-minute podcast).
Understandably, this came with the caveat that “the update would still require the Tesla driver to pay attention to the road,” (Business Insider).