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Tesla Network Promises One Million Robotaxis on the Road by 2020

Tesla Network Promises One Million Robotaxis on the Road by 2020

He added that at some point - potentially in two years - the cars won't have steering wheels or pedals, either.

The presentation comes two days before Tesla is expected to announce a quarterly loss on fewer deliveries of its Model 3 sedan, which represents Tesla's attempt to become a volume auto maker.

Musk has touted the electric vehicle maker's self-driving capabilities over the years, highlighting its semi-autonomous Autopilot system.

Musk touted a much faster time frame.

"The fundamental message consumers should be taking away today is it's financially insane to buy something other than a Tesla".

Tesla already has been offering a system called "Autopilot" that can control cars on a limited basis with constant monitoring by a human driver.

And to do that, Musk will have to be correct in his bet that Tesla has come up with a better way to produce self-driving cars than virtually every other of the more than 60 companies in the USA working toward the same goal.

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This includes terms such as "fully automated", "full self-driving", "fully autonomous", "auto pilot" or "driverless", which can create an inaccurate impression of vehicle capabilities that can put drivers and other road users at risk.

Critics have said that Tesla's heavy reliance on camera-based systems won't work in poor weather.

Competitors will eventually "dump" Lidar, he said: "It's expensive and unnecessary and once you solved vision it's worthless".

In the past, Tesla has said it expected to be cash-flow positive in each quarter after the first three months of this year. A full system based on multiple Nvidia chips would be more powerful than what Tesla showed off, the company said. "A year from now, we'll have over a million cars with full self-driving, software. everything". Designed by Tesla and built by Samsung, he claims it's the "best chip in the world" and gives 21 times the performance of the Nvidia chips Tesla was using previously. NVIDIA now has two self-driving chips in the works: the Xavier SoC (system on a chip) for assisted driving AutoPilot features, and the DRIVE AGX Pegasus computer for full self-driving.

Google's Waymo and General Motors' Cruise Automation are among the leaders in the self-driving space, and even with their sophistication and the thousands of hours their self-driving automobiles have clocked on the road, it is unsure if fully autonomous vehicles will see widespread use in the near future.

The company also sells a "full self-driving option" for an additional $5,000, explained as "automatic driving from highway on-ramp to off-ramp", automatic lane changes, the ability to autopark and to summon a parked auto. But in this video, the Model 3 is driving on all sorts of roads, making turns and stopping at traffic lights - all by itself.

Leaving aside the question of whether Level 5 automation is even possible, Musk's claims about Tesla having a self-driving auto in just over a year look to be highly improbable on the current roadmap to driving autonomy.


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