A self-driving Tesla prototype has successfully driven from San Francisco to Los Angeles with almost no human intervention.
A time-lapse video from Whole Mars Catalog shows the driver's view of a Tesla Model 3 Performance upgraded with the company's Full Self-Driving (FSD) technology making the 380-mile journey.
The electric sedan encountered numerous traffic environments, from highways to urban streets.
It wasn't a completely driverless trek, though: In the video the human driver take control to avoid road debris and to charge the car along the way.
There was also some 'erratic' driving on San Francisco's Market Street, Engadget reported.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Introduced in October, FSD is billed as an 'advanced driver assistance system' that uses external cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors and a powerful onboard computer to steer, change lanes, park, navigate on and off highways, and slow and stop at traffic lights.
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Tesla aficionado Whole Mars Catalog used the carmaker's still-beta Full Self-Driving (FSD) tech to take a Model 3 from San Francisco to Los Angeles
A select number of Tesla owners have been invited to test the technology and have been sharing the results.
Last fall, YouTuber Dan Markham and SpaceX enthusiast Eli Burton filmed their ride down Las Vegas Boulevard on a Tesla Model S outfitted with FSD.
Tesla fell just shy of hitting CEO Elon Musk's goal of delivering 500,000 vehicles in 2020, the company announced Saturday.
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Tesla introduced its FSD technology in beta in October and has allowed select users to test it out
The electric vehicle only relied on its human occupant briefly on the 380-mile trek, to avoid road debris and recharge its batteries
It missed the goal by less than 500 cars, but, with the final numbers still being tallied, it might cross the threshold after all.
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