How does Tesla's Autopilot fit into the self-driving landscape

An employee operates a Tesla Motors Model S electric automobile, equipped with Autopilot hardware and software, hands-free on a highway in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Tesla certainly seemed to be among the leaders in developing autonomous driving technology when it launched its first advanced driver-assist system, Autopilot, back during the initial wave of self-driving hype in 2014.