Elon Musk Says Tesla Robotx Will Be Like Uber and Airbnb Merged

Elon Musk Says Tesla Robotx Will Be Like Uber and Airbnb Merged


Elon Musk Says Tesla Robotx Will Be Like Uber and Airbnb Merged

  • Owners will be able to lend their cars to Tesla’s fleet of robotaxis when they are not in use;

  • The company’s Full Self-Driving system is not designed to work in a specific city;

  • The billionaire even claimed that the service would work even on an alternate planet Earth.

In a meeting with Tesla shareholders on Thursday (4), Elon Musk said that the company’s self-driving service (Full Self-Driving) will work like Uber and Airbnb together. According to the world’s richest man, when the technology is fully operational, Tesla owners will have the option of using it or adding their cars to robotaxi fleets to earn money when they don’t need them.

“Look how many cars are parked. There are parking lots full of cars everywhere. Because cars need a driver, so most of the time they don’t do anything,” Musk said.

The development of the robotaxi service proposed by Tesla continues and will work everywhere, even on other Planets. According to Elon Musk, the system is not designed with the launch city in mind, unlike how competitors approached the idea.

“Tesla is developing a holistic solution for autonomous driving,” Musk said. “If you were to create a randomly generated alternate Earth species, our system would still work.”

Musk added that regulatory restrictions will limit where it can be deployed. But he is confident that a full Self-Driving system will live up to its name one day.

Self-driving competitors Cruise and Waymo have focused their efforts on unique cities, where constant, highly accurate mapping of the environment is critical to the performance of their systems.

Tesla collects data from owners of its cars using a beta version of the system, a process that has drawn the ire of many critics. More than 40 million miles have been driven with the feature enabled, according to Musk, and he hopes to reach 100 million miles soon.

General Motors’ Super Cruise driver assistance, which is partially automated, also works on road sections that have been approved through scanning and inspection by the company itself. GM announced this week that it is doubling its certified road network to 400,000 miles across North America and says owners have traveled 35 million miles using Super Cruise since its 2017 launch.