When Tesla announced $ 35,000 model 3 on Thursday, it said it would come with an optional $ 5000 feature: full self-purchase capability. The system will offer "automatic driving on city streets" as an update later this year, according to the Tesla website.
Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets, a group that lobbies on behalf of some of the largest companies competing in the autonomous driving range, such as Waymo, Volvo, Ford, Lyft and Uber, defines self-driving cars as those that do not require a person should take control in a given area, such as a city.
"The claim that the vehicles will soon be" full "for full self-driving is a step further in the implacable practices that Tesla is already involved in the Autopilot overselling ability and reliability when it markets its cars and so blamed the driver for Don't read the manual and pay constant attention when the technology inevitably fails, says Pomerleau.
Michael Fleming, who has worked with self-propelled vehicles for 12 years and is CEO of the self-propelled technology company Torc Robotics, does not see Tesla's current products as self-propelled technologies, but driver assistance systems.
"Self-driving fu ll gives a good headline, but there are many more questions that autonomous vehicle providers have to provide in order to educate the customer," he said.
Part of the problem, according to experts, is that governing bodies has not standardized a definition for self-driving cars. During his career, Fleming has heard All sorts of conditions were thrown around to describe the technology, including robot, unmanned, autonomous, semi-autonomous and driverless.
Instead, the US Department of Transportation and the Society of Automotive Engineers refer to a complicated five point scale for automation. A "level 4" car is the point on the scale where self-driving starts, which means a car that can drive itself in a particular area, like a city, without human intervention.
Some experts tell CNN Business that the Government must go in to prevent businesses from dislike and confusing consumers.
"Some agencies have to throw the book on Tesla," said Raj Rajkumar, a member of the team that won the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, a race widely credited with throwing off the self-driving automotive industry. "Tesla's use of this term is completely irresponsible."