Tesla Motors is still working out the kinks in its semi-autonomous driving system it announced months ago, as a footnote during the reveal of the D-badged Model S variants. This, of course, means plenty of testing; and what better trial for the car than making it control itself all the way from San Francisco, CA to Seattle, WA?
The semi-autonomous system from Tesla Motors isn’t quite there yet, but according to Jalopnik, it’s close. While the car can reportedly direct itself through simple jots around town, CEO Elon Musk has stated that this is not the intended use, and that the semi-autonomous system is being developed more rather for long, uneventful stretches of freeway – like adaptive cruise control, but with a bit more brains.
Also promised for the Version 7 update, which will unlock the semi-autonomous feature set later this year: car summoning. In other words, using your smartphone, you can beckon your car to your abode, hop in, and be on your way. When you return home, you can then send your car off to go and park itself again.
Because in Musk’s world, we all deserve to live a little bit more like Bruce Wayne.