Elon Musk promises self-driving cars for 2023, it’s hard to believe

Elon Musk told Brazilian journalists that Tesla should have 100% self-driving cars on the road by 2023. A nice promise but one that leaves you a bit perplexed, given that the brand has been talking about such a project for a long time. .

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When will autonomous vehicles be able to roam the roads with no one behind the wheel? From 2023, according to Elon Musk. The boss of Tesla affirmed it during a trip to Brazil.

Musk was in the country to promote the rollout of Starlink in the Amazon, in partnership with the government. Asked by local journalists about Tesla, he said that from 2023, the brand would offer 100% autonomous cars. He is talking here about self-driving vehicles, without even needing a human on board. A radical change for the road system, indeed for our whole society.

Elon Musk, a regular at broken promises

However, we should not be ecstatic in front of this announcement. Indeed, it is hard to believe this new balanced statement like that. First of all because the thing seems impossible. If the technology is mature, seeing vehicles wander alone on the roads is a fantasy, especially at the legal level. Moreover, Tesla still has a long way to go on self-driving. If the Autopilot works today, it shows itself to be very perfectible and there are still many things to improve.

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Next, it should be noted that this is not the first time that Elon Musk has mentioned his “robotaxi”. As Electrek notes, the billionaire has been promising the arrival of this type of vehicle for years and years. They will certainly arrive on our roads one day, but a start in 2023 seems a bit utopian.

For now, Tesla has to also fulfill its existing orders. Like all players in the industry, the brand has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Before thinking about creating new vehicles or embarking on major projects, Musk had announced that he should satisfy his customers, in particular by delivering the cars ordered to them. We obviously think of the Cybertruck, which is still waiting almost three years after its announcement.

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