Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the fully autonomous Tesla Robotaxi will come in 2024 during an earnings call last month. The upcoming car will not have a steering wheel or pedals, giving human drivers any choice to take over and will feature a futuristic design.
“there It will be a custom robotaxy that will look completely futuristic” Elon Musk said. “I think it will be a very powerful product and will be a huge driver of Tesla’s growth,” he added.
Musk also revealed that Robotaxi will go into mass production sometime in 2024 and that the EV giant is currently working on a prototype for itself. The billionaire has hinted that the Robotaxi will be a highly innovative and futuristic vehicle that will cost travelers less than a bus.
Tesla Robotaxi launch date and mass production
Elon Musk revealed that Tesla plans to announce the Robotaxi in 2023, and the car will go into mass production in 2024. “The robotaxi will be revealed sometime next year, and the company plans to mass-produce it by 2024,” the 50-year-old billionaire In the first quarter earnings call of 2022.
Musk also stated that the Robotaxi will feature fully autonomous driving capabilities, which is one of the reasons it may take some time to develop and will go hand-in-hand with the development of the FSD.
This isn’t the first time Musk has talked about a self-driving taxi as plans for the vehicle were initially presented in 2016. Then, in 2019, Musk promised to launch a fleet of self-driving taxis in 2020.
However, upcoming Tesla vehicles including the Robotaxi, Cybertruck, Roadster and others have all been delayed due to global bad accidents. The coming years may contain important announcements from Tesla.
What are Tesla’s plans for robotics?
Elon Musk was making fun of Tesla’s work on a car meant for robotaxi services. This time the billionaire talked about developing a custom car with self-driving capabilities to serve a purpose. However, this plan is very different from their previous plans to use non-leased vehicles as an automated axle.
The off-lease plan was a genius from Tesla that they would take existing leased Tesla cars and quickly convert them to Robotaxi. Newer vehicles like the Model 3 will be the easiest to convert as they just have to take out the pedals and wheels and put in a good dashboard along with some minor changes.
Tesla is preparing to run all of its non-rental cars in its robotaxi network, generating revenue for Tesla.
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This also puts rental customers at an advantage because they have already used about 40% of the vehicle’s consumption and can then function significantly as an independent taxi. Tesla could have saved so much money with this plan that no other company can replicate.
However, the electric vehicle giant appears to have dropped the off-lease plan to convert existing vehicles into autonomous taxis. They simply created a custom car that Musk has been teasing for a long time and uses for regular commuters.
Tesla Robotaxi Design, Specifications and Features
Tesla Robotaxi will be a vehicle specifically designed to serve robots. “There will be a custom robotics that will look completely futuristicElon Musk said. Although the company and CEO weren’t bothered with the design, they stated that it would be “Totally futuristic looking. “
Tesla is known to offer pioneering and controversial designs for its cars. We’ve seen this previously with Cybertruck. However, this time Tesla may not go that route because it wants to entice the masses to adopt the independent taxi service.
The design may look like an upgrade to existing vehicles but with more space. It can have face-to-face seating, large sliding doors, easy access, and will be easy to clean. Design is one of the biggest advantages of building a custom car.
Tesla may also use a Robezium design like the Cruise Origin and Zoox which uses an almost symmetrical box with a trapezoidal shape. Aside from the design, the Robotaxi mask promises to introduce a number of innovations and deliver much-needed features.
Musk claims that the Tesla Robotaxi will provide the lowest cost-per-mile
Musk also claimed that Robotaxi would be “Fundamentally optimized for the lowest fully considered cost per mile or kilometer when everything counts. The CEO believes that the cost will be cheaper than a subsidized bus ticket and will ultimately be a major factor in Tesla’s growth.
Tesla is building a custom robotics that is highly optimized for autonomy. There is no steering wheel or pedals. Lowest cost per vehicle mile.
He revealed the car that is likely to be in 2023 and aspires to reach production in 2024. It will be the main driver of Tesla’s growth. https://t.co/9fttOUPVVg
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Tesla has also acknowledged that its vehicles are largely inaccessible to the masses due to their high cost. The introduction of Robotaxi will allow everyone to experience the distinct futuristic exposure that Tesla cars have to offer.
Tesla Robotaxi will feature fully autonomous driving (FSD)
The Tesla Robotaxi will not have a steering wheel and will not have pedals either. will be a carHighly optimized for independence. However, Tesla has not revealed whether the upcoming car will use the array of sensors they raised earlier, or if it will use a modified version of the $12,000 Full-Self Driving.
Tesla is currently completely dependent on the camera system while other companies have advanced to use a combination of cameras, lidar, and radar. Tesla may also introduce a lidar sensor in their upcoming fleet of autonomous taxis.
The Tesla CEO also promised that all FSD-equipped Teslas cars will be able to drive safer than anyone in the future.
“Of any tech development I’ve been involved in before, I’ve never actually seen more false dawn, where it looks like we’re going to hack, but we don’t, as I’ve seen in fully self-drivingMusk said. “To solve fully autonomous driving, you actually have to solve real-world AI, which no one else has ever solved,” he added.
Tesla appears to be accelerating its plans to compete with rivals who have also announced dedicated robotic cars such as Zoox, Cruise and Waymo. It will be interesting to see how the EV giant stands up to the other major names in the industry.
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