Elon Musk has claimed that Tesla's upcoming car will operate in near-complete autonomous mode, though the company has yet to fulfill its promise of producing fully autonomous vehicles since 2016. Tesla recently announced plans to create a new, more efficient vehicle platform at its Investor Day, but many were left wanting for specifics on the models that will be based on this platform.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, recently made a brief appearance at a Morgan Stanley conference where he mentioned that the upcoming vehicles built on Tesla's next-gen platform would operate primarily in autonomous mode, with human intervention required only on rare occasions. This aligns with Musk's previous statement about Tesla's plans to introduce a specialized electric vehicle known as a "robotaxi" to the market. However, this news has raised concerns for some individuals who question the safety of a vehicle designed to operate primarily in autonomous mode.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has made ambitious promises that all vehicles built since 2016 will eventually have full self-driving capabilities through software updates. However, the company has yet to deliver on this promise, with the Full Self-Driving Beta program (FSD Beta) remaining stagnant for several months. While some Tesla owners remain optimistic, others are beginning to doubt the company's ability to fulfill its promise. Some buyers even paid between $5,000 and $15,000 with the expectation that Tesla would eventually deliver on this promise.
Despite Musk's assurances, Tesla's recent shift toward developing purpose-built autonomous vehicles, such as the "robotaxi," and the introduction of a new Autopilot Self-Driving hardware suite that won't be retrofitted to older vehicles, has left some owners feeling left behind. With the FSD Beta program still offering only a level 2 driver assist system, many Tesla owners are starting to wonder if the company will ever deliver on its promise of full self-driving capabilities.
Tesla's lack of progress on this front has led to growing skepticism among some customers. While Tesla remains committed to developing autonomous vehicles, some owners are starting to feel disillusioned by the lack of progress in bringing full self-driving capabilities to their vehicles. As the company continues to focus on developing new technologies and hardware, it remains to be seen whether it will ever deliver on its promise of fully autonomous vehicles for all its customers.