‘Tesla Network’, the automaker’s upcoming ride-sharing platform, is one of the most anticipated new services that Tesla plans to offer. It’s expected to be released with Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ update on second generation Autopilot cars.
CEO Elon Musk recently elaborated on his vision for Tesla’s autonomous ride-sharing future, which is likely to have a significant impact on its business. expand full story
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) in Florida decided to lease 4 Tesla Model X SUVs to create an electric ride-sharing service.
They recently took delivery of the vehicles (pictured above), which they managed to acquire through private donations from local businesses in the University of South Florida (USF) area – where the service will be offered.
Reports came out today that Tesla is partnering with a transit agency in Florida, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), to “create a ride-hailing service for transit users.” While it looks like Tesla vehicles will be used for a local ride-hailing service, we are told it has nothing to do with the anticipated ‘Tesla Network’. expand full story
Tesla CEO Elon Musk briefly commented on the recently confirmed ‘Tesla Network’, Tesla’s upcoming network of self-driving cars as a ridesharing service, during a conference call with analysts following the disclosure of Tesla’s third quarter financial results.
Musk confirmed that Tesla plans to share most of the revenue from the ‘Tesla Network’ with the Tesla owners who will send their self-driving cars on the network to complete rides for customers. expand full story
Earlier this summer, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed rumors that Tesla is working on a fully-autonomous ride-sharing/taxi service to compete with Uber and Lyft. He described the concept in his ‘Master Plan Part Deux’:
“You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for you while you’re at work or on vacation, significantly offsetting and at times potentially exceeding the monthly loan or lease cost.”
With today’s introduction of “enhanced autopilot” features and fully self-driving hardware in all cars, Tesla released more information about the service which it is apparently calling ‘Tesla Network’. expand full story