Running a Shop News Technology

Tesla Announces Three-year Plan for Autonomous Car

Order Reprints

Sept. 19, 2013—Tesla Motors expects to have a self-driving car in its lineup in three years, according to a report from Reuters. The timeline is much more ambitious than other carmakers, such as Nissan and Mercedes-Benz, that have recently set 2020 as a target date for their own autonomous vehicles. 

In the Reuters report, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company’s autonomous car would take over 90 percent of the driver’s tasks and the technology will be developed with Tesla’s own resources. 

News broke after Tesla recently posted a job listing for the project.

Still, as Reuters points out, there are a variety of safety and legal issues surrounding autonomous cars that all manufacturers will have to face before being allowed on the road. Until the technology is proven, the future of self-driving vehicles is still very much up in the air.

Recommended Products

2016 Ratchet+Wrench Shop Technology Survey: Complete Report

2017 Ratchet+Wrench Shop Technology Survey: Complete Report

2016 Ratchet+Wrench Shop Performance Survey: Complete Report

Related Articles

Volvo Plans Autonomous Car by 2021

Report: Department of Transportation Announces Autonomous Vehicle Plan

Ford Announces Plans to Triple Autonomous Driving Investment

You must login or register in order to post a comment.