It’s December 2019: The month Tesla Autopilot launches the first public beta of “feature complete” full self driving. We’ve already seen some steps towards feature complete status with more agressive lane changes this week, but Elon has suggested that Navigate on Autopilot on city streets could launch to Early Access this month:
It’s a kind of limited beta test, so there won’t be a bunch of Tesla vehicles driving around autonomously by the end of the year. Musk later clarified on the call that by “feature complete,” he means the car will be able to drive from someone’s home to their work without intervention.The Verge
Last we heard, Musk said that they are still on track to ship the feature before the end of the year but “it will be close”. Given a standard Elon time conversion, “it will be close but we think we can ship it before the end of the year” means “if it ships this year it will be at 11:59 PM and 42 seconds on New Years Eve”.