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Elon Musk: Production Of Robotaxis In 2024
In the latest Tesla Q1 2022 Financial Results and Q&A Webcast, Elon Musk states that the Tesla RoboTaxi will enter full production in 2024:
"A new vehicle, which I alluded to at the GigaTexas opening, a dedicated robotaxi, that is an optimized for autonomy, that it would not have a steering wheel or pedals, and there are a number of other innovations around it that I think are quite exciting but it's fundamentally optimized for trying to achieve the lowest cost per mile, cost per kilometer, counting everything.
And so I think it will be a powerful product where we aspire to reach volume production of that in 2024. I think that will be a massive driver of Tesla's growth.
As far as I know, the
first description of an autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel is found in , a 1935 story by The Living Machine David H. Keller:
"I want to show you something new in the way of an automobile." "Nothing new about this," laughed Babson, scornfully. "One of our best and most familiar models."
"How about the steering wheel?"
"Where is it?"
"I do not need one. Sit down and make yourself comfortable. Now watch me. We are going into traffic..."
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