- Tram Ho
In 2015, Tesla CEO Elon Musk firmly said: By 2018, Tesla cars will be completely self-driving. ” My prediction for when we have fully self-driving cars is about three,” Musk said in 2015.
However, while Full Self-Driving, or “Full Self-Driving” mode has been updated for Tesla models, it still requires the driver to pay close attention to the vehicle and keep their hands on the road at all times. on the wheel, that is, not yet to the point where the car is fully self-driving.
And now in 2022, Elon Musk has once again promised: “My personal prediction is that we will reach full self-driving capability this year,” Musk said during the company’s press conference on Tuesday. January 26.
Back in 2019, a year after the initial promise had passed, the claims became even more “epic”.
“This year… the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up, take you to your destination without interference,” Musk said in 2019. ” I’m sure of that.”
Similarly, Musk has repeatedly promised that fully self-driving Teslas will usher in a new era of “robot taxis” – a fleet of self-driving Teslas that can carry passengers without the need for a driver.
“Definitely next year, we will have more than 1 million robot taxis on the road ,” said Elon Musk in 2019. In 2020, then 2021 passes, he talks about it again in his life. The company’s early 2022 meeting, with a promise to investors that the final profit from the robot taxi program will be huge.
What is “Full Self-Driving”?
Autopilot is already standard on Tesla vehicles, essentially a cruise control mode with enhanced capabilities, to navigate road curves and adjust speed based on the vehicle. front.
“Full Self-Driving” Full Self-Driving (FSD) is an additional mode that customers can purchase for a fee of $12,000 or a subscription of $199 per month. FSD adds the ability to automatically change lanes, enter and exit the road, recognize stop signs, traffic lights and parking.
While it’s called Full Self-Driving, it still requires the driver to be completely focused, always with their hands on the wheel and ready to take over at any moment, but Tesla wants to improve the system over time and claims that Their vehicles will eventually be fully autonomous, similar to the smart cars you see in sci-fi movies.
As for the current FSD, CEO Elon Musk himself has urged customers to ” be vigilant” when using this feature. Additionally, Tesla says the mode can ” be misbehaving at the worst of times”.
It looks like we’ll have to wait until the end of 2022 to see how Full Self-Driving will take.
Source : Genk