It's estimated that driverless cars will be available by the year 2020 — assuming regulators agree. Last night, Tesla took another step in that direction.
Last night, Tesla downloaded new software into its Model S cars. It makes them the closest commercially available vehicles on the road so far to being operated not by drivers, but by autonomous, computerized systems. Michael Ballaban, features editor at Jalopnik.com, took one out yesterday on the streets of New York City.