Tesla’s approach to self-driving technology is completely different from its rivals. See how it works.

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Hands on the wheel, please!
Hands on the wheel, please!

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  • Tesla has taken a radically different path to developing fully autonomous vehicles, when compared with competitors, such as Waymo and Cruise.

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident; last week, he said Tesla could achieve “level five” autonomy this year — meaning no human intervention required.

  • Waymo and Cruise have concentrated in relatively narrow use-cases, while Tesla’s technology could be be broadly applied. 

  • But Waymo and Cruise are also dedicated self-driving companies, while Tesla is also producing and supporting electric vehicles.

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