Elon Musk claims Tesla will have 1 million robotaxis on roads next year. Currently, Tesla offers Autopilot – an advanced driver assistance system – as a standard feature in its cars. According to the company’s website, Autopilot can automatically hold a car in its lane and accelerate or brake robotically, for example, in response to pedestrians or other cars in its way. Tesla can improve Autopilot with new features (or bug fixes) over time via over-the-air updates, as well. In addition, Tesla sells a “Full Self-Driving,” or FSD, package for its vehicles.
Some would say that Tesla is years ahead of the competition when it comes to powertrain efficiency and software. Since October of 2016, all Tesla’s sold are “capable of full autonomy” pending software and an updated processor released this year. Each Tesla has 360-degree vision from 8 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and a forward-looking radar.