Tesla may be credited for turning the automotive industry on its head and pushing forward battery-powered cars and power solutions, but that might not be what it’s remembered for. Company CEO Elon Musk has long been promising a future of fully autonomous cars, but its Full Self-Driving (FSD) feature, despite the name, barely makes the grade. The capability has been one of Tesla’s most controversial features, and the controversy just keeps coming with this latest pre-announcement from Musk.
Tesla cars have two features with names that spark the imagination and, at the same time, engender some confusion. Autopilot, a standard feature on all its models, offers basic driver assistance like automatic emergency braking, while the optional Full Self-Driving package adds more on top, including automatic lane changing and “smart summon.” The two names have been criticized as misleading, as drivers presume they can keep their hands off the