Tesla plans to launch the first robotaxi in an extensive program of Autonomous ridesharing (that is, when one car is just a lot of people) in 2020. About that CEO Elon Musk said during the event of a company called Autonomy Day. “I feel confident predicting that Autonomous, robotaxi from Tesla will be next year — but not in all jurisdictions, because we have not received regulatory approval anywhere,” said the Mask, without going into details about the regulation. He also added that he was confident that the company will receive approval in the next year.
The whole point of the new module are presented. Tesla autopilot will work with a new hardware module Full Self-Driving (FSD) Hardware 3. Tesla will allow owners to add their appropriately-equipped cars to app ridesharing, which will operate on the same business model as Uber or Airbnb. Tesla will pick up 25-30 percent of the profits from these trips, says Musk. In places where there are not so many people willing to share their cars, specifically Tesla will provide a fleet of robotaxi. However, ridesharing will allow owners to earn about 500 dollars a month.
A fleet of Autonomous robot taxis, Tesla will unfold in 2020
Musk spoke about Tesla Network and desire to allow car owners to send them to work through the app in 2016.
All new Tesla cars today are made with a special computer chip full self-government — this Musk told at the event on Monday. This chip provides everything you need for a self-driving Tesla, which, according to the Mask, will be the best in the world. Recall that the Tesla is equipped with set of sensors like radar and cameras, however, do not have lidar, light detector and radar range of the sensor, which in the opinion of most automakers really need. Musk believes that it is not necessary. He also added that the probability of system failure is lower than the probability of a heart attack from the driver.
The introduction of new features will literally allow the cars to move completely Autonomous, not like now — only on the road, supporting lane and requiring the driver to follow expensive. The last step is software that, according to the Mask, will be fully completed by the middle of next year.
“From our point of view, if transferred for a year, a year and three months in advance, but certainly next year we will have a million robotaxi on the road,” says Musk. “This fleet will Wake up after the update, which will come through the air; that’s all.”
Out of interest, the system operates on the basis of 70 billions of kilometers, collected all the cars Tesla. According to the Mask, it allows you to catch cases, inaccessible to the simulation manually. Thus, cars will be able to predict the strange behavior of the other car to stop it — for example, if someone cuts you off.
Musk has also noted many times that a full-fledged self-driving fleet will require regulatory approval — but what he didn’t say. While in the United States there are no laws regarding Autonomous vehicles. Will have to wait for the official review on this topic.
In the future, according to the Mask, robotaxi will return home and automatically Park and recharge. What do you think, will you guess this time Elon with their own promises? Tell us in our chat in Telegram.