Speaking on stage during Nvidia's 2015 GPU Technology Conference, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expressed the belief that his company will be the leader in self-driving cars.
Currently, there is no leader in this category as the cars have yet to be commercialized. Companies such as Volvo, Google, and even Apple are experimenting in the field. However, the outspoken Tesla CEO strongly believes that when the time comes for autonomous cars to be commercialized, it will be his company that will lead the charge. What's more, Musk is convinced that a future with self-driving cars isn't far off. He claims that a fully autonomous driving system might only be a year away from reality, but regulation hurdles will delay its launch into the mainstream market.
One of the key areas of focus for Tesla will be to ensure that the cars are appropriately protected against hackers. In order to do so, the company will be implementing safeguards, such as physical controls for manual override and additional levels of security on driving systems, so that even if the infotainment system is hacked, the vehicle itself remains operational.