When will self driving cars arrive? How about this summer? I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. The innovations continue at Tesla Motors. And not just when it comes to new models that have yet to arrive on the market. CEO Elon Musk this month revealed that with an upcoming software update, Tesla Model S vehicles will make autonomous driving a reality…
“Our main test route that we’re evaluating is the San Francisco to Seattle route. And we’re now almost able to travel all the way from San Francisco to Seattle without the driver touching any controls at all. Obviously, this is a feature which requires a lot of validation testing, but we’re hopeful that we could start releasing the first auto steering features in about another three months or so.”
Of course there are some regulatory hurdles to overcome. On private property, Musk says owners will be able to summon their vehicles via an app…or have them park themselves in the garage…and shut the door. You can find us at BootCamp.com. I’m Fred Fishkin.