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Musk: Tesla Very Close to Level-5 Autonomous Driving Technology

Musk: Tesla Very Close to Level-5 Autonomous Driving Technology

Thursday, 9 July, 2020 - 05:15
FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk, founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, speaks at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo
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US electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc is "very close" to achieving level 5 autonomous driving technology, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday.


Musk was referring to the capability to navigate roads without any driver input.


In remarks made via a video message at the opening of Shanghai's annual World, Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), he said he was confident Tesla would attain basic functionality of the technology in 2020.


The California-based automaker currently builds cars with an autopilot driver assistance system, Reuters reported.


Tesla is also developing new heat projection or cooling systems to enable more advanced computers in cars, Musk revealed.


He also hailed the company's team in China for doing an "amazing job".


According to Industry data, Tesla sold nearly 15,000 China-made Model 3 sedans last month.


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