UPDATED 3:30 PM PT – Saturday, January 2, 2021
Business mogul Elon Musk is confident Tesla’s autopiloted cars will be safer than most drivers on the road.
In a tweet Friday, Musk claimed Tesla’s self-driving capabilities will operate at a safety level “well above that of the average driver.”
Tesla Full Self-Driving will work at a safety level well above that of the average driver this year, of that I am confident. Can’t speak for regulators though.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 2, 2021
Even without Autopilot, Tesla’s Model 3 touts five-star safety ratings and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s lowest chance of injury for any car ever tested.
While other manufacturers have entered the electronic car sector, many experts still see Tesla as the EV king.
“It’s not just some of the maturity that Tesla shown, but it comes down to, we are in a golden age of EV vehicles and right now in the EV market, it’s Tesla’s world and everyone else is paying rent,” Dan Ives, Managing Director for Wedbush Securities said.
Tesla’s Autopilot program is legal in the U.S. and is seeking regulatory approval abroad.