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According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a Tesla car will probably be 90% capable of auto pilot driving starting in 2015.
And of course, Tesla Motors will lead the world in this technology, claims Musk. The rest of the automakers will follow Tesla.
Here's how Musk states it:
Autonomous cars will definitely be a reality. A Tesla car next year will probably be 90 percent capable of autopilot. Like, so 90 percent of your miles can be on auto. For sure highway travel.
Q: How's that going to happen?
A: With a combination of various sensors. You combine cameras with image recognition with radar and long-range ultrasonics, that'll do it. Other car companies will follow.
Q: But you guys are going to be the leader?
A: Of course. I mean, Tesla's a Silicon Valley company. If we're not the leader, shame on us.