I’ve been watching a few videos from a guy by the name of James Locke on Youtube. He has the fully self driving beta for his Tesla Model 3 and has been posting videos of his experience with it, and the experience looks pretty good.
I think he *may* be a Tesla employee, but I don’t honestly know.
I can see a potential benefit to fully self driving, even for someone such as myself who enjoys the driving experience and long road trips.
– Driving at night
– Driving in the rain
– Driving at night, in the rain
– Driving over the pass (snow or no)
While I love to drive, and am unsure that I could fully give over control to a machine, the benefits of a self driving automobile, in my opinion, are plenty. There are lots of people who don’t enjoy (or have difficulties) driving at night. There are lots of people who don’t enjoy (or have difficulties) driving in the rain, especially at night.
Enter self driving. The driver still needs to pay attention, of course, but the car does 99.9% of the work and makes decisions based upon machine learning.
From the videos I’ve watched, they (Tesla) are on the road to having a fully self driving version available probably within the next year.
Interesting times, indeed.