It was initially planned for the end of last year but Tesla being Tesla, has delayed their next challenge. To have a Tesla car drive fully autonomously from Los Angeles, which is located on the West coast of the US to New York, located on the East Coast. The attempt will be a key milestone as it tries to fully run an autonomous vehicle cross country.
Just a couple of weeks ago, we reported that a Tesla crashed into the back of a fire truck which sparked a whole round of investigations. In a letter to shareholders, Tesla has confirmed that they are still looking into conducting this test. Of course that is all hunky dory but the key question still on the minds of their customers are how Tesla will improve their manufacturing process to ramp up the Model 3’s production figures.
Only recently did Tesla get a scathing review of their Model 3 where gaping issues have gone since the 90s are reappearing in this modern electric car. There are definitely issues but Tesla is still powering ahead with innovative technology. Tesla hopes that once the test is conducted and it works well, it could reach the hands of consumers within 3-6 months as an $8,000 upgrade.
Still little is known to Tesla’s testing efforts when it comes to self-driving as compared to bigwigs such as Waymo who has millions of miles tested using their autonomous driving technology.