In case you were not aware of who is making such a bold claim, it is in fact Tesla! Who else...right? With all of their other cutting edge technologies, why wouldn't they be able to keep their end of the bargain? In fact, Tesla has publicly stated that they are wanting to pioneer the first steering wheel-less driving car that is fully automated!
Apparently, Tesla feels it is actually safer to eliminate the human condition in driving altogether. Most likely they are correct in that when you leave it up to the human condition, user error is why there are so many unnecessary automobile accidents daily. This is also counter intuitive at the same time because if Tesla is wanting to develop safer drivers, why are they making a vehicle that can go from 0-60 miles in 2.5 seconds?
Their latest car that can accomplish this amazing feat is their Model S P100D Electric sedan. Granted there are many past vehicles that were just as fast if not faster (Porsche, Ferrari, etc.). However when you compare the price and long-term maintenance, their is no comparison. The reason Tesla's Model S is able to hang with the bad boys is because it has no engine, but rather four separate motors attached to each wheel.
Imagine a child's wind up toy car that you put on the ground and pull backwards and then let it go and watch it rip! It is the same concept as far as kinetic energy ready to fly you down the road. Powering the Model S is an impressive 100 KW battery that boasts an amazing 315 mile charge before needing more juice!
Recently a staff member of Salt Lake City Review was on vacation at West Yellowstone National Park (pictured above from cell phone) and reported seeing 7 or 8 charging stations all lined up in a row at their Grizzly Bear and Wolf Center. One thing is for sure...Tesla is here to stay and is trending a new path for us all to follow.