What Happens If Tesla Does Create Robotaxis In The Next Year Or Two?

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Elon Musk is confident that Tesla can achieve commercial robotaxi capability before 2022, but what happens if they do? For Zachary Shahan, autonomous-driving technology will quickly become ubiquitous; he predicts that many places, like Florida, will scramble to become early adopters of the technology and prove its safety, expediting its adoption by the public. He predicts that this will cause a chain reaction of other autonomous-driving developers like Waymo to put out their own alternatives, making autonomous-driving even more prevalent. Read full article here

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