The sideshow around self-driving cars has become such that anyone make any claim, anyone else can refute that claim, none of it makes sense without context, and nothing changes. Once the sparring concludes, we, car buyers, remain responsible for piloting our cars. The most recent dust-up starts with Elon Musk — who else? — and his repeated assertion that Teslas built after October 2016 “have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability,” as in Holy Grail, Level 5 autonomy. It ends with Scott Miller, General Motors‘ director of autonomous integration, summing up his thoughts on Musk’s statement by telling visiting Australian media that Musk is “full of crap.”

Now for the context. Musk believes fully autonomous driving can be achieved with cameras, radar,

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