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Tesla 90 Percent Autonomous Car By 2015 - Elon Musk
Tesla's CEO and founder Elon Musk has stated, for the record, that Tesla will produce a car that will be 90 percent autonomous by the year 2015. As he put it, 90 percent of the time you are driving the car on the road, the car will be driving itself.
Watch the very short video below.
(Elon Musk video - Tesla car 90% autonomous)
You'll note that Musk picks out highway driving as being particularly easily automated. Robert Heinlein had highway automation in mind when he described his autonomous Camden speedster car in his 1941 novel Methuselah's Children:
The car slid up the ramp, waited until the traffic control signaled a predicted break in traffic, then joined the high-speed northbound stream. Mary Risling settled back for a little nap...
She woke just before the signal from the car which would have called her... She signaled the traffic control ahead; it cut her out of the stream of vehicles and reduced the speed of her car, then rang the alarm which notified her to resume local control...
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