According to Elon Musk, Tesla plans to license its Full Self-Driving autopilot technology to other vehicle manufacturers. Musk made this statement during the Tesla AI Day event.
When asked if Tesla was going to open the source code of its software, Elon Musk neatly noted that creating a system as such is too expensive, because you have to somehow pay for it. People don’t want to work for free. At the same time, he said that if other automakers wanted to license the software and use it in their vehicles, then Tesla would not mind.
Such a move will enable competing auto companies to introduce a certain degree of driving autonomy into their cars without investing the large sums of money that are needed to develop such a system from scratch. In any case, all sorts of experts believe that truly unmanned models will not appear within the next decades. Before such technologies can be allowed on a global scale, it is important to address complex legal and insurance issues.
Nevertheless, Elon Musk claims that the new generation of Tesla’s autonomous driving system is capable of achieving full self-control with a level of safety higher than that of a human.
Earlier we wrote that Tesla autopilot started seeing ghosts.