TECH REPUBLIC, 25 JANUARY 2017, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:
In October 2016, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a major announcement: All new Teslas, created from that moment forward, would one day be capable of full autonomy. While the vehicles, which Musk called “second generation,” or “HW2,” were equipped with the advanced hardware to make fully-autonomous driving possible, full autonomy would not be a reality until the software was ready.
On Tuesday, Musk defined a timeline for full autonomy, tweeting that second generation Teslas will have “fully self-driving capability” in three to six months.