Following an announcement that Tesla Motors would be equipping all its electric vehicles, including the Model 3, with full self-driving hardware, the automaker has released a video of a Tesla car driving from home to work without any input from its human driver.

Mashable reported Tesla as saying this move would make the car substantially safer than those steered by humans.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk had said Model S and Model X vehicles with this new hardware are already in production.

“All cars that Tesla makes from here on out will have the hardware needed to be fully autonomous,” he said.

Tesla cars will have Level 5 autonomy, meaning the vehicles are fully capable of driving themselves anywhere in all conditions and weather.

The Level 5 Teslas will include eight cameras with 360-degree visibility, up from the single camera on today’s cars.

Teslas will also include 12 updated ultrasonic sensors to complement the cameras, allowing the vehicles to detect both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system.

A forward-facing radar with enhanced processing will gather additional data to help steer the car, even through heavy rain, fog, and dust, according to Tesla.

After releasing the video, Musk noted in a Tweet that the car is smart enough to ignore disabled parking spots, and the technology also allows you to summon the car from wherever you are.


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