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Elon Musk expects Tesla self-driving ‘robotaxis’ in US in 2020

by Peter Smyth Tech Journalist
23rd Apr 19 10:24 am

Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk has announced he expects to rollout self-driving “robotaxis” to be on roads in the US by 2020.

Musk pledged to improve the microchip needed for the new robotaxis and told investors he expects that regulators will approve the taxis in some areas.

Musk said, “I feel very confident in predicting autonomous robotaxis next year.”

Tesla unveiled new capabilities for “full self-driving” in the form of a new microchip however, there are still legal and technical challenges ahead for the robotaxis.

The entrepreneur will need to gain level 4 autonomy which means the car can drive on its own with a driver on standby. Level 5 standard enables the car to drive on its own without the need for a driver and is truly autonomous.

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