New details are emerging about how the electric car company’s driverless testing program will be rolled out in the US.
The California-based automaker is currently testing autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, where it has built a complex network of automated testing stations, which will be connected to the public via the public Internet.
The vehicles will also be equipped with cameras, radar, and sensors to monitor the environment and the driver’s position.
It is expected that driverless cars will be tested by the end of the year.
According to a company blog post published on Wednesday, the test vehicles will be able to drive in all weather conditions, including the most challenging and treacherous conditions, and will be capable of navigating on the highway at speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour (31mph).
However, the vehicles are also expected to be able drive in the parking lot of an auto body shop and to avoid obstacles such as trees, pedestrians, and other road users.
The blog post noted that the driverless vehicle tests will not be the only ones taking place in the United States, as Tesla is currently planning to test its driverless prototype in the Pacific Northwest in the next few months.
Tesla is also planning to use its autonomous testing facilities in California, Nevada and Arizona.
According the blog post, Tesla will be providing up to $1.5 billion to assist in the testing of its driverLESS prototypes.
The automaker also plans to establish a $1 billion pilot program in the Los Angeles area for a pilot program to test autonomous vehicles there.
Tesla has also said that it is planning to expand its test facilities to other US states.