However, a previous government transportation authority is suspicious Musk can accomplish that.
"I think it is a decent objective, I think it is an aspiring objective," said David Kelly, a previous NHTSA chairman. "However, I don't know whether it is a reasonable objective."
Talking on CNBC's "End Bell" on Thursday, Kelly, who completed his vocation at NHTSA as acting chairman and head of staff, says Tesla is confronting an enduring issue.
"We have seen this again and again that legislature and government control does not move as fast as development in the innovation space," said Kelly, now a primary at Storm King Strategies, an administration relations firm.
"So something we are going to see is we will see the innovation be prepared here presumably in two or three years, yet we are truly talking five, six, seven, perhaps more years before every one of the controls come in, before the states assume a part in it."
One of the difficulties confronting self-sufficient driving is the "interwoven of various directions and contending powers" the nation over.
NHTSA implements elected movement laws and vehicle controls, however state governments additionally have a locale over permitting and laws inside their outskirts. California has as of now started stepping toward enactment managing self-ruling vehicles on its roadways, he noted.
Kelly additionally recognized Tesla CEO's clear disappointment with a portion of the media scope of the organization's Autopilot innovation on Musk's call with columnists Wednesday, where the CEO impacted basic scope of Autopilot mishaps and stood out it from the "lack of media scope of the 1.2 million individuals that bite the dust each year in manual accidents."
"He is truly pushing to be first," Kelly said, "and this is a circumstance where is more essential to take care of business than it is to get it first."