Tesla’s Future Self-Driving Feature Will Cost $8,000
But at least you don’t have to pay the valet
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.