Elon Musk's claims rejected by his own company Tesla, said this about self-driving technology
Elon Musk had told investors that Tesla's car will be able to run with greater reliability than humans this year, however, this is not possible.
Despite long claims by Elon Musk on Twitter about self-driving technology as a whole, electric car maker Tesla has privately admitted that such claims stem from the engineering reality Do not match.
According to an internal memo obtained by transparency portal Planesight, Tesla vehicles are far from reaching the automatic level often mentioned by Musk on social media. Tesla director Autopilot Software CJ Moore told the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that according to CJ, Allen's tweet did not match the reality of engineering.
Tesla is currently at the second level. Level 2 technology disables a semi-automatic driving system, which requires the supervision of a human driver. According to a TechCrunch report, the memo showed that Musk has enhanced the capabilities of the Autopilot Advanced Driver Help System in Tesla vehicles, as well as the company's ability to bring fully automated features by the end of the year.
Autopilot feature is available in Tesla's vehicles
Tesla vehicles come with a driver help system called Autopilot which increases safety and feature behind the wheel. When used properly, the autopilot reduces your overall charge as a driver. For Extra 10,000, people can buy full self-driving or FSD, which will deliver full automatic driving capabilities as promised by Musk. Full self-driving capabilities include autopilot, auto lane change, navigating summons (moving your car in and out of a tight spot using a mobile app or key).
It is difficult to get Tesla cars running without a supervision.
However, Tesla vehicles are still not running on their own and the automatic is far from reaching that level. In a January call, Musk told investors that he was very confident that the car would be able to run with greater reliability than humans this year. However, Tesla is unlikely to achieve the Level 5 (L5) automatic, stating that by the end of 2021, its cars can run on their own without any human supervision.
According to the DMV memo, the ratio of driver interaction to the high levels of automation should be 1 or 2 million miles per driver interaction. Tesla indicated that Allen is extrapolating to improved rates when speaking about L5 capabilities. Tesla is not yet able to tell whether the rate of improvement will take the L5 by the end of the calendar year.