A year ago, Tesla announced plans to develop a self-technology vehicles, but now the founder and CEO Elon Musk said that the implementation of this project will take a very long time. To be precise – about 5-6 years. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Musk shared that the technology needed to implement a self-managed project car, still require at least a few years of work and polishing. And some more time is required to resolve all legal and regulatory issues.

The reason for the delay, according to the mask, is that Tesla and other companies are still trying to understand the work of the computer code, whose task will be using computers in recognition of objects on the road. Current systems rely on radar, cameras and other sensors, in order to see what is happening around the car and make decisions accordingly. Some of these systems do become smaller, easier to use and less expensive, but the software and algorithms on the basis of which they operate and by which they can recognize objects, still requires a lot of improvements.

Many companies take the same Google, are working to address these issues. Google uses a virtual simulators roads in California, where she was “coached” their cars and trying to improve their responsiveness and efficiency. This week in the same California tackle the question of the allocation of Google, Mercedes and Audi necessary permits for the use of its unmanned vehicles on public roads. It is expected that other companies involved in the development of self-cars, will soon receive a similar resolution.

Two basic promises that give unmanned vehicles are safety and convenience. Computer-controlled machines promise to respond to the situation much faster live driver, and possibly in the future for them to even allocate special lanes with a high speed limit. Due to the increased response, unmanned vehicles will be able to move at a much faster rate. All this would reduce the time on long distance.

“Self-cars in five or six years will be ten times safer than those cars driving where there will be people,” – says Musk.

In turn, the convenience and comfort of the cars that will drive themselves, allow their passengers to focus on other things instead of maneuvering in the road stream.

Musk indicates that Tesla far lagged behind the leading car manufacturers in the matter of self-cars and hopes that their first completely unmanned machines will appear on the roads by 2020. Competitors, in turn, are not sleeping. In August, Nissan has promised to release at the same time a number of different models of self-car, whose price will be different in the thousand-range. Other companies, such as GM, for example, are going to implement the project Cruise, is in fact a new and high-tech version of the cruise control system, which will allow the driver to fully pass driving on high-speed highway on your computer.


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