Level 5 autonomous driving comes to all new Teslas

TECH REPUBLIC, 20 OCTOBER 2016, FEAT. PROF WALKER SMITH:

From this moment forward, every new Tesla in production will be created with the hardware required for fully-autonomous, level 5 driving. This includes the new, $35,000 Model 3, set to be unveiled in mid-2018.

While the hardware will be available, Tesla will still be gathering and learning from data before releasing the software to make full self-driving possible—which it says will happen in 2018. To get there, Tesla said it will “further calibrate the system using millions of miles of real-world driving to ensure significant improvements to safety and convenience.”

In 2017, Tesla plans to test drive a fully-autonomous car from Los Angeles to New York.

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