A Level 5 Self-Driving Car: Elon Musk Tells About Tesla’s New Model

Elon Musk said that the company will release a full-fledged self-driving Tesla vehicle by the end of the year.

Elon Musk's statements about the release of a new self-driving model have a foundation. Last winter, Tesla CEO promised to present a full-fledged driverless car by the end of 2020. After that, Tesla had a bad streak of similar accidents connected with autopilot errors.

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Experts say that the Level 5 autopilot system is not ready and the standard autopilot assistant is still being upgraded and upgraded. Musk himself did not forget about his promise and noted that we can expect a Level 5 self-driving car with basic functions in the near future. It remains a mystery what exactly he meant by these functions.

According to the current classification of driverless vehicles, the Level 5 autopilot does not require intervention from the driver and does everything itself. What basic functions are we speaking about?

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According to the same SAE classification, there are two more levels before the latest Tesla autopilot – Level 4 and Level 3, respectively. Tesla uses the L2 autopilot. This means that the car drives itself, but requires the driver's close attention, as well as his/her regular participation in driving. In other words, Musk decided just to skip these two fairly important levels. But this is not all. Level 5 – the one Elon Musk is talking about — cannot be used on public roads, because there is no appropriate legal framework.

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It is possible that Tesla will show the promised Level 5 self-driving vehicle, but it will be simply impossible to drive it legally. Probably, we are speaking about a kind of technological prototype.

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