Elon Musk is pushing the envelope.
Elon Musk must really hate driving and love robots, because he's planning on giving his vehicles the ability to drive themselves in two years. That's right, Musk plans on creating autonomous Teslas by 2018. In a recent interview with Fortune, Musk admitted Tesla is really close to reaching its goals. "I think we have all the pieces, and it's just about refining those pieces, putting them in place, and making sure they work across a huge number of environments-and then we're done," stated Musk.
Musk also took a moment to reveal the difference between George Hotz's-the hacker-vehicle and Tesla's future autonomous cars. "It's a much easier problem than people think it is," said Musk. "But it's not like George Hotz, a one-guy-and-three-months problem. You know, it's more like, thousands of people for two years." While Musk believes that thousands of people working extremely hard over two years is relatively easy, we don't think that it sounds that easy. An autonomous vehicle with the same performance as the Tesla Model S P90D sounds terrifying.