"I'm extremely self-confident that amount 5 or effectively complete autonomy will materialize and I imagine will happen pretty swiftly", Musk explained in remarks manufactured via a online video information at the opening of Shanghai's yearly Entire world Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC).
Level 5 is typically referred to as "full automation", where all roads and environmental conditions can be managed without a driver and steering wheels are optional.
'I remain confident that individuals will have the essential functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year'.
Level Five autonomy is the industry's label for fully-autonomous driving - the point at which a vehicle can take over all duties from a human.More news: China's Kazakhstan Embassy Warns Citizens of Pneumonia Deadlier than Covid-19
During the conference, Musk spoke about work at Shanghai's Gigafactory which is Tesla's first production facility outside the U.S. for the company's Model 3 and Model Y cars while reiterating that he would like to visit the plant.
Having said that sector insiders have stated it would get time for the technologies to get completely ready and general public to rely on autonomous motor vehicles totally. And then there's the challenge of solving all those small problems and then putting the whole system together and just keep addressing the long tail of problems.
While many carmakers and tech firms are now working to develop autonomous driving technology, industry experts believe it would still take some time for the technology to be delivered to customers.
While most of the auto industry has been quietly retreating from its bold predictions about the imminent arrival of fully autonomous vehicles - as they encounter real-life scenarios that can trick the technology, and push back their deadlines - the controversial Tesla boss seems determined to accelerate towards a driverless future.More news: WNBA Players Canceling Sen. Kelly Loeffler for Calling BLM 'Divisive'
"You need a kind of a real-world situation".
Tesla became the world's second-most valuable automaker in January, when it surpassed Volkswagen AG.
"We are deeply enmeshed in dealing with the tiny details of level five simulation", Musk added.More news: Kanye West to run for U.S. president, no longer supports Trump