- Tesla has taken a radically different path to developing fully autonomous vehicles, when compared with competitors, such as Waymo and Cruise.
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident; last week, he said Tesla could achieve “level five” autonomy this year — meaning no human intervention required.
- Waymo and Cruise have concentrated in relatively narrow use-cases, while Tesla’s technology could be be broadly applied.
- But Waymo and Cruise are also dedicated self-driving companies, while Tesla is also producing and supporting electric vehicles.
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Last week in China, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revisited his enthusiasm for the carmaker’s prospects of delivering fully-autonomous vehicles, and soon.
“I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level five autonomy complete this year,” he said, as reported by Bloomberg.
“I think there are no fundamental challenges remaining for level five autonomy. There are many small problems, and then there’s the challenge of solving all those small problems and then putting the whole system together, and just keep addressing the