Tesla’s robotaxis would be real soon; Elon Musk

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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The US electric car maker, Tesla CEO Mr. Elon Musk has reassured that Tesla’s robotaxis would soon be a reality in a tweet and has spoken extensively about the latest self-driving technology developed and used by his electric car company.

In October 2020, the beta version of the full self-drive (FSD) was launched. Only a small number of beta testers were given access to the revised FSD V9.

The tweet posted that Tesla would be able to pull off robotaxis with 90 percent certainty. Extensive testing revealed that there were no major flaws.

Mr. Musk said that the technology should be clear to anyone who has experienced the FSD beta evolution. Moreover, the billionaire entrepreneur emphasized the “insanely hard challenge” of getting real-world artificial intelligence (AI) right, something he had previously discussed. “Self-driving cars demand solving a large part of real-world AI, so it’s a huge challenge, but Tesla is up to the task.”

According to sources, the FSD v9 Beta technology would include Tesla Vision, Tesla’s revolutionary computer vision system that relies solely on cameras and excludes radar sensor signals.

Tesla is more willing than its competitors to test beta versions of its Autopilot driver-assistance technology on customers in order to collect data and smooth out any flaws. And most Tesla customers are happy with that, often flooding Musk’s social media accounts with requests to be white-listed for the current version of Full Self-Driving.

This has helped contributed to Tesla’s public reputation as a leader in autonomous driving, despite its vehicles continuously falling short of what most experts would agree defines a self-driving car.

Mr. Musk isn’t the only one who has realized that self-driving cars are difficult. Almost the whole industry predicted that self-driving vehicles would be real roads by now, only to subsequently admit that they underestimated how difficult it was to get automobiles to drive themselves safely and reliably.

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