Within the next year or so, Elon Musk says Tesla cars will be able to drive themselves from California to New York without any human interaction.
But Tesla’s automated driving system, Autopilot, may not be as ready as Musk claims.
The latest critique of Tesla’s Autopilot platform comes from the analysts at Navigant. The research firm just released a report on the automated vehicle market, and it ranks Tesla last out of 19 companies.
“Tesla scores high for its vision, but they haven’t demonstrated the ability to consistently execute that vision,” explained Sam Abuelsamid, senior analyst with Navigant Research and co-author of the report.
The report features a wide range of players in the automated vehicle market, including big auto companies like GM and Ford, internet giants like Google’s Waymo and Apple, and ride-hailing company Uber.
Navigant’s report describes Tesla’s Autopilot technology as “dubious” at best. The latest version of the