Tesla's new video shows a Model 3 driving itself like it's no big deal

Stan Schroeder

Tesla is betting big on autonomous driving, and to support its claims — which include launching an army of robo-taxis as early as next year — the company released a new video, demonstrating Tesla Model 3's self-driving capabilities.  

The video shows a Model 3 drive itself without any interaction from the "driver," if you don't count him choosing a destination on the car's navigation system. 

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We already know that Tesla cars can more or less drive autonomously on a highway. But in this video, the Model 3 is driving on all sorts of roads, making turns and stopping at traffic lights — all by itself. The entire length of the ride, which according to this Redditor starts and ends at Tesla's headquarters in Palo Alto, is about 12 miles, and it takes about 18 minutes to complete (the video is sped up, so that time is compressed into less than two minutes).  Read more...

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