The Tesla Robotaxi steering wheel isn’t coming soon. After confirming the new autonomous electric vehicle, Elon Musk also shared a few things consumers can expect from the new self-driving car.
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If you are asking if the lack of a steering wheel will cause some problems, it will not. US regulators have confirmed that steering wheels are no longer required.
But, only vehicles with fully autonomous features can remove their steering wheels, according to a driving report. Since Tesla has one of the best features of self-driving, it could actually develop new electric cars without steering wheels.
There is no Tesla Robotaxi steering wheel to access!
According to a recent UK Independent report, Elon Musk plans to mass-produce the new Tesla Robotaxis around 2024. The billionaire has stated that he will manufacture new EVs without steering wheels in Giga Texas.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during an event to launch the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV on September 29, 2015 in Fremont, California. After several production delays, Elon Musk has officially launched the long-awaited Tesla Model X Crossover SUV.
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He also participated in other things that the new Tesla Taxi could offer. Musk has stated that these new self-driving vehicles will not have pedals either, indicating that they will rely entirely on the automaker’s self-driving technology.
“There are a number of other innovations around it that I think are very exciting, but basically optimized to achieve a fully considered lowest cost per mile or kilometer when counting everything,” Elon explained.
Now, what can new, self-driving Tesla cars devoid of steering wheel and pedals do?
What the new Tesla Robotaxis can do
Musk said that just like current public transportation (buses, taxis, etc.), Tesla’s new wheel-less vehicles can also offer cheap rides.
It would be a significant change from Tesla’s current business, which is focused on self-driving electric vehicles for passengers.
Although this is the case, the new Tesla Robotaxis will still have the same self-driving feature as the Model Y, Model X, Model 3 and Model S.
Elon Musk has not confirmed the exact launch date of the new Tesla autonomous taxi. But, some rumors claim that the automaker may introduce these new steering-wheel-less vehicles as early as 2023.
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