Tesla Robo Taxis

Anyone seen Musk's latest revelation?  Apparently he'll have self-driving taxis by the end of next year and if you a buy a Tesla you'll be able to press a button to send it out make money as a self-driving taxi while you're not using it.

Why is it bollox?  All the big car companies plus Apple, Google, Uber etc. Are all working towards this goal.  

and what will happen to the people who have a job driving taxis?

How are they supposed to make a living?

Abbeywell24 Apr 19 13:37

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and what will happen to the people who have a job driving taxis?

How are they supposed to make a living?

 

 

Golf caddies

but, Tesla is pretty far behind the market leaders on self driving cars

I believe that all of this is possible but not by the end of next year from a company that has a track record of making grand predictions and failing to achieve them.  Wonder if he just happened to sell a load of shares as the price went up on the back of his announcement...

I think its an interesting one.

All the wonky geeky people are simply of the view that he is full of shit.  They use cameras rather than LIDAR like everyone else.  Plenty of people of the view that it is 5-10 years+ until we'll be ready for full self driving.

But then people would have said SpaceX was full of shit and overly ambitious on timing.

I can fully see Musk being ready to take the view that his cars are safer than people (they probably are) and that Tesla will suck up the expense of inevitable litigation when they kill a few people (being a few less people than the taxis they replace would have killed). 

The real issue will be the legality as I'm not sure fully autonomous cars are legal anywhere - certainly some states require a backup driver.

Space X does seem to have achieved what it planned to whereas Tesla has a long track record of failing to achieve what it says it will.

The Autopliot hardware already in the cars is comprehensive. I could see this happening tbf.

 

The Model S with ludciours mode apparently does 0 -60 in 2.4 s which is pretty impressive!