Tesla to equip all its new vehicles with self-driving hardware
In a Wednesday announcement, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk revealed that all new Tesla vehicles will be equipped with self-driving hardware, so as to eventually make the vehicles fully autonomous.
According to the details shared by Musk, all the new vehicles manufactured by Tesla will be retrofitted with radar, eight cameras, and 12 ultrasonars, as well as a supercomputer which has the capability to process data 40-fold faster than before.
The self-driving package - likely to cost $8,000 - will enable Tesla's new vehicles to operate as fully autonomous vehicles, which would not require any intervention by human drivers.
Revealing that the option of ordering 'Full Self-Driving Capability' will be available to Tesla customers when they purchase a new car, Musk said that all the self-driving hardware in new Tesla vehicles will be mounted, so that the technology is not visible to drivers.
About the 'Full Self-Driving Capability' in new Tesla vehicles, the company said that the self-driving package will enable the vehicles to self-drive in "almost all circumstances, at what we believe will be a probability of safety at least twice as good as the average human driver."
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