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Tesla Might Launch A Ride-Sharing App For Self-Driving Robotaxis As Early As 2020


At Tesla’s Autonomy Day, Elon Musk shared his vision of a robotaxi network that could launch as soon as 2020.


Elon Musk is making a bold prediction: he says there would be over a million robotaxis on the road by 2020, complete with a ride-sharing platform similar to Uber or Lyft that'll let commuters summon a Tesla self-driving car to help them get to places.


This potential system is part of Tesla 's broader vision for an autonomous ride-sharing network, according to Musk, who spoke at the company's Autonomy Day event.


"I feel very confident predicting that there will be autonomous robotaxis from Tesla next year — not in all jurisdictions because we won't have regulatory approval everywhere," said Musk, as TechCrunch reports .


Tesla will let users add their self-driving vehicles to the ride-sharing app, which, as previously mentioned, will use a similar business model leveraged by Uber or Airbnb.


The software will play a huge role in Musk's ambitious vision, and he says it'll be "feature complete."






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