It isn’t the first time that Musk mentioned a fully autonomous feature for its cars.
During Elon Musk’s recent trip to Brazil, he told reporters that Tesla would have self-driving cars without the need for drivers around this time next year.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made his trip to Brazil last Friday to discuss projects on protecting the Amazon Forest and providing internet connection in indigenous communities using SpaceX’s Starlink connection. In addition to that, he also talked about Tesla to local reporters.
Musk was asked when they would have autonomous vehicles, on which he stated that Tesla would have self-driving cars without the need for a driver by next year.
“And I think probably we’ll not need anyone in the car at all, say, about a year from now,” he said.
However, this wasn’t Musk’s first time making this clam.
His first claim about autonomous cars dates back to 2014. He said that autonomous cars would be a reality by 2015, saying that Tesla cars will be 90% capable of autopilot.
Additionally, he also claims that Tesla will have 1 million robotaxis by the end of the year in 2020. Robotaxis is a taxi service that doesn’t require a driver behind the wheel. However, he already stated that the production of Robotaxis will start in 2023.
Tesla’s Full-Self Driving Beta also has self-driving features; however, it needs a driver or a supervisor behind the wheel to stop potential accidents.
The EV automaker may soon be fully autonomous. They released updates on their FSD. However, at this point, we’ll have to wait until it is released.