In May 2021, the Tesla Model 3 became the most popular battery electric car on British roads. From 2019 to 2020, the number of Tesla’s in the UK grew from 27,000 to 90,900. As Tesla continue to evolve from a luxury brand to a mass-market manufacturer, that number is expected to soar.
Tesla’s vehicles are equipped with a range of autopilot elements to deliver the Company’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Under the driver’s supervision, the autopilot features allow the car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically. The Tesla fleet is available with innovative technology that allows the vehicles to auto-park and undertake automatic lane changes.
In 2009, Google launched their self-driving car project. Now running under the name Waymo, the vehicles are designed to make roads safer through autonomous driving technology. How long do you think it will be until self-driving cars are readily available in the UK?
- Do these vehicles mark the next step towards driverless cars?
- Can technology replace the need for a driver?
- What will cars look like inside if they don’t have steering wheels or gear sticks?