Tesla Self-Driving Car Promised Within Three Years

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Electric car company Tesla has revealed that it is working on a semi-autonomous vehicle that company CEO Elon Musk says will be ready within three years.

Musk says that the car will be 90 percent autonomous, and will be developed solely by Tesla with in-house technology. Fully autonomous cars would take longer to develop according to Musk.

While Tesla claims that it can have a semi-autonomous vehicle up and running within three years, other large automakers such as Nissan and Daimler have committed to having the technology out by the end of the decade.

SEE ALSO: Nissan Promises Self-Driving Car by 2020

Then again, the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class that can partially drive itself. In the case of the S-Class, the car will pilot itself fully when stuck in stop-and-go traffic thanks to a feature called traffic jam assistance. Musk didn’t specify how much a “90 percent” autonomous car would be able to do.

[Source: Automotive News]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Chavitz Chavitz on Sep 18, 2013

    Here is my promise to Tesla: within 3years, Tesla will go bankrupt and its CEO will be prosecuted for stock fraud

    • Richard Joash Tan Richard Joash Tan on Sep 19, 2013

      AND YOU ARE A BULLSHIT AND YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AND BATTERY AGAINST TESLA WITHIN 2000 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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