Tesla Pilot has collected a whopping 1.3 billion miles of data that will be used to carefully enhance self driving vehicles. Currently Tesla announced Autopilot 2.0 and is making a transition into its third Tesla model that will come equipped for full autonomy.
Elon Musk disclosed that it has accumulated 780 million miles on hardware equipped cars and 100 million with Autopilot active back in May 2016.
Tesla’s Director of Autopilot Programs, Sterling Anderson, said that ““We first install (Autopilot) in a logging fashion across 70,000 vehicles. We watch over 10’s of millions of miles with the new (Autopilot) features not turned on. We only turn it on when we know it is empirically safer.”
There are more than 100,000 vehicles with Autopilot and hundreds of thousands more are being produced.
Other companies are also testing their own self driving systems such as Uber with Otto. It doesn’t seem too far fetched to say that self driving cars may become fully functioning in the next 5 years.