Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a vision of an autonomous fleet and every vehicle in that network will have & # 39; Robotaxi & # 39 ;. He presented this concept in more detail during Tesla's Autonomy Investor Day, and the debate has been heated by the odds (and timing) of its coming to fruition. One observer, José Mota, thinks it will come soon and depicted his vision in a funny sketch shown on Tesla Utopía.
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Above: Tesla Model S Robotaxi center touch screen UI inspired by the classic TV series Knight Rider (Image: Tesla Utopía)
This tongue-in-cheek video vignette shows two bank robbers escaping an elevator and one of the The thieves have hired a fully autonomous Tesla Model S Robotaxi. Reason? It turns out that the other robber asked him to get the most & # 39; modern & # 39; the car to escape from the scene.
The ignorant partner is taken aback when no one takes the driver's seat. He discovers that this is a completely self-driving car that is meant to help them get away. However, the car's AI feels that these guys have done something wrong and threatens the criminals by saying it will lead them to jail. What happens afterwards? Another twist. Check it out below …
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Above: A Funny Tesla Robotaxi Sketch (YouTube: Tesla Utopía); Note: Don't forget to turn on the English subtitles by pressing the CC button on the video.
The video is in Spanish, but when I asked Omar Jimenez (owner of Tesla Model S in the video) to provide English subtitles and post it on YouTube, he was kind enough to fulfill my request. If you do not speak Spanish, just remember to turn on subtitles by pressing the CC button on the video.
In reality, during Tesla's first phase of distribution of a Robotaxi network, the company plans to use leased Model 3 sedans after the lease is over. All Tesla cars built today, including upcoming vehicles (eg Tesla Pickup, Model Y, next-generation Roadster), will have sensor suite and Tesla supercomputer needed for full autonomy.
Above: Tesla Model S owner's tweet with the funny sketch video and announcement about English subtitles (Twitter: Omar Jimenez )
The future is fast approaching and Tesla's Robotaxis can become a reality faster than many expect. Elon Musk reckons that Tesla's cars can be self-driving capable by 2020 (full development pending government approval). Vehicle autonomy comes – it's just a matter of when and the implications are serious, or in this case rather funny when considering scenarios like this one.
Posted by: Iqtidar Ali . An earlier version of this article was originally published on X Auto.
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