In Elon Musk's interview last week, I heard him say:
You know, I think we’ll get to full self-driving next year. As a generalized solution, I think. I don’t think anyone else is on track to do it next year.
In the meantime, I read two fascinating (!!) stories about the reality of it. Here's the first:
👆 That story requires you to give your email to read it, so I'll summarize the critical bit. Elon calls into the self-driving team from his car, which is in engineering mode, so he can try the latest build. From the article:
Mr. Musk’s aggressive settings lead to “situations that many of us wouldn’t want to be in,” this person said. As a result, Mr. Musk “is the one finding big bugs” in the software, identifying areas where Autopilot should improve. One past example that he prioritized fixing because of his personal experience was getting Autopilot to better steer away from big vehicles, such as trucks, that may unintentionally cross into the Tesla vehicle’s lane as they drive alongside it.