Elon Musk on Tesla's Autopilot: In a year, 'a human intervening will decrease safety'

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk reckons autonomous driving technology is so advanced that within a year humans would be worse off taking over a vehicle’s control. 

Musk made the prediction in an interview with MIT researcher Lex Fridman, who published a recent study on “driver functional vigilance” when using Tesla Autopilot. 

Musk boasted that Telsa’s technology was “vastly ahead of everyone”, which would include Waymo and GM-backed Cruise Automation, and that “right now this seems like game, set and match”.  

He believes Tesla’s technology is almost at the point where allowing humans to steer the vehicle would be more dangerous than relying on Autopilot.    

“I think it will become very, very quickly, maybe even towards the

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