Driverless Cars

Tesla’s Future Self-Driving Feature Will Cost $8,000

But at least you don’t have to pay the valet

Oct 21, 2016 at 6:13 PM ET

Tesla has laid out its plan for fully autonomous cars, and it says all the required hardware is now built into the new models. Teslas will now carry 8 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and radar. The data will be crunched by a deep neural network called Tesla Vision, which will tell the car how to drive. Tesla even plans to automate recharging, so the driver/rider doesn’t need to get out of the car.

Tesla hopes to roll out the self-driving capabilities in 2017, but delays aren’t unexpected. Many of the features will need to be approved by regulators, and Tesla has missed several deadlines before.