Both The New Yorker and Insider contacted Tesla for comment, but neither received a response right away.

Although Musk has consistently stated that autonomous Teslas are in the horizon,

Over the years, there have been several debates around Tesla's Autopilot and Full Self-Driving systems.

All Tesla vehicles come equipped with driver assistance software called Autopilot, which is designed to help on highways.

Full Self-Driving, on the other hand, is a beta add-on that costs $15,000 per year.

Fully autonomous vehicles can change lanes and are more advanced.

Recognise traffic signals and stop signs, and park, advises Tesla. The business continues, "a fully attentive driver"

When using both functionalities, the driver should be in the driver's seat.