Tesla 'Very Close' To Level 5 Autonomous Driving Technology, Says Elon Musk

Speaking at the opening of Shanghai's annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), Tesla CEO, Elon Musk said, "I'm extremely confident that level 5 or essentially complete autonomy will happen and I think will happen very quickly."

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Tesla currently builds electric cars with an Autopilot driver-assistance system which is at Level 2

Highlights

  • Level 5 autonomous driving technology doesn't requires any driver input
  • Other automakers and tech companies are also working on it
  • Industry insiders say it would take time for the technology to get ready

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc is "very close" to achieving level 5 autonomous driving technology, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday, referring to the capability to navigate roads without any driver input.

"I'm extremely confident that level 5 or essentially complete autonomy will happen and I think will happen very quickly," Musk said in remarks made via a video message at the opening of Shanghai's annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC).

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Tesla is also developing new heat-projection or cooling systems to enable more advanced computers in cars

"I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year."

Automakers and tech companies including Alphabet Inc Waymo and Uber Technologies are investing billions in the autonomous driving industry.

However industry insiders have said it would take time for the technology to get ready and public to trust autonomous vehicles fully.

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Alphabet Inc Waymo and Uber Technologies are also investing billions in the autonomous driving technology

The California-based automaker currently builds cars with an Autopilot driver-assistance system.

Tesla is also developing new heat-projection or cooling systems to enable more advanced computers in cars, Musk said.

Industry data showed Tesla sold nearly 15,000 China-made Model 3 sedans last month.

Tesla has become the highest-valued automaker as its shares surged to record highs and its market capitalisation overtook that of former front-runner Toyota Motors Corp.

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