Automotive Experts Still Dismiss Elon Musk's Level 5 Autonomy Autopilot

Automotive Experts Still Dismiss Elon Musk's Level 5 Autonomy Autopilot
by Stef Z on July 23, 2020

Ever since it showed up on the market, Elon Musk’s EVs are frequently facing criticism from automotive analysts.

However, Mr. Musk is optimistic that the Full Self Driving mode will convince the competitors it’s the best and most advanced in the world.

After this year’s World Artificial Intelligence Conference in China, where Mr. Musk announced the Level 5 functions of Tesla’s Autopilot, some people dismissed this possibility right away.

Sam Abuelsamid, director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory at Duke University, openly criticized and discarded Mr. Musk’s efforts, referring to his targets as absurd.

According to his statement to Automotive News, Abuelsamid said, “The cars they are building will never be Level 5, period. It’s nonsense. He needs to shut up until he can deliver something. The premise of making highly automated systems on cameras alone is fundamentally flawed.”

Missy Cummings recently supported the harsh statement and open criticism about Tesla’s intent for achieving Level 5 autonomy, saying that there is no way that Tesla could achieve Level 5 autonomy, adding that “Elon Musk does not understand what Level 5 Automation really is.”

Criticizing a car company that breaks all records seems like a careless decision, guided by disbelief and jealousy.

Fortunately, Elon Musk and his crew are not paying too much attention to mean comments, and work even harder to accomplish their goals.

Dismissing Tesla’s achievements is ludicrous, and there is no real proof that can support the negative statements of the automotive analysts, who rather glorify other EV manufacturers, that are not even close to what Tesla has done.

However, it seems like people are prone to criticism when they have a lack of understanding about a certain matter.

The ones following Tesla and Space X news in the last couple of years might remember that the critics considered even Model X as an impossible-to-build car.

Landing the Falcon 9 on land was also considered as impossible, and it was actually the most precise rocket landing ever.

Thanks to the confidence in its brilliant inventions, Mr. Elon Musk keeps rolling along, paying no attention to the invidious critics and always proving them wrong.

It seems like every recent attack on his advanced technology makes him improve his electric vehicles even more.

According to him, full autonomy Autopilot will arrive even sooner than expected, and if he’s optimistic about it, we are too.

So far, Tesla is only giving the best of the best to their clients, and there is no reason to claim the opposite.

“I think—I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level five autonomy complete this year,” he answered to a question at the 2020 WAIC.

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