Here Are The Levels Of Autonomy You’ll Be Enjoying In Your Own Self-Driving Car


Autonomous vehicles are coming. The question of when, where and how you’ll get access to these cars is an important one—and it’s one we’re going to answer for you right here.

Level 0

Level 0 is no autonomy, and is the only level where you are in complete control. You’re sitting behind the wheel, ready to take over at any time if something goes wrong. This is the only time you should be reading this article while driving!

Level 1

Level 1 autonomy is where you, the driver, are in charge and must be ready to take over at any time. The vehicle may be able to initiate braking and steering but not actually perform those functions on its own. In this state of autonomy, the car can detect and respond to traffic signals–but only if they’re green or amber (yellow). It also detects pedestrians but can’t stop for them unless there’s been some sort of malfunction in its system or yours as well.

Level 2

Level 2 autonomy is where the driver must be ready to take over at any time. The car can drive itself, but only in certain conditions and with specific limitations on its range of operations. The driver must be alert and ready to take control at all times.

If you’re not sure what that means, imagine this: Your self-driving car is cruising along a highway at 65 miles per hour (mph). Suddenly, traffic slows down for construction ahead of you–and then speeds up again once past it. Your car sees this as an opportunity for lane changes so it begins steering itself into another lane before abruptly stopping as soon as it realizes there isn’t enough space between vehicles for such an action without risking collision with another vehicle or guardrail! Not only did this just happen without your consent; it happened while driving under Level 2 conditions–meaning that if anything unexpected had happened during those 10 seconds when your vehicle was out of control (for example another vehicle suddenly changing lanes), then chances are good that someone could have been hurt or killed because of it!

Level 3

Level 3 autonomous vehicles are capable of driving autonomously in certain conditions and environments. The driver must be able to take over at any time, but does not need to monitor the road constantly.

Level 3 vehicles will be available to the public in the next few years.

Autonomous vehicles are coming, and they’re going to make our lives better.

Autonomous vehicles are coming, and they’re going to make our lives better. That’s the message from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who says that his company’s cars will soon be able to drive themselves across the country without human intervention.

The technology behind self-driving cars has advanced rapidly over the past few years–so much so that some companies are already offering rides in level 3 autonomous vehicles (AV). These types of AVs can handle most driving situations on their own, but still require a human driver at the wheel for certain circumstances. For example: you might need to take control when there’s bad weather or traffic ahead; if something unexpected happens on the road (like another car swerving into your lane); or if someone asks you if they should turn left or right at an intersection ahead of them? All of these situations require some input from humans inside the vehicle–and therefore aren’t truly autonomous yet!


Autonomous vehicles are coming, and they’re going to make our lives better. They’re going to increase safety, reduce congestion and pollution, and give people with disabilities access to transportation that was previously unavailable. The technology is already here; now it’s just a matter of who gets there first.