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For a long while, it was just a truck that can offer strangers taxi rides.. until I realized I can be dropped off and picked up with my own personal taxi...
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Can now walk further and not have to allow for tiredness or time for the walk back. Handy for exploring new places.
 

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Can now walk further and not have to allow for tiredness or time for the walk back. Handy for exploring new places.
One way hike, bike or canoe trips will be a thing too. Will make it easy to do downhill biking. Taxi up speed down...

Only thing you need is a large IBC water tank in the back and a source of water up on top of the hill to fill it from for the way down, and you could do that all day without losing range. Hydro powered car!
 

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This was something I was talking about for a while. With Gov. approved Full Self Driving, without anyone in the Cybertruck. A family could share the same vehicle.
Instead of having a vehicle for each family member. Each member could get to where they want to go, then tell the CT to go home, or on to the next family member. They can still drive if they want, but it can also drive itself to the next pickup location.
 


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FSD is like a 24/7 chauffeur that never sleeps, goes on breaks, or holidays.
Also doesn’t get paid a wage and can't join a union in protest for rights it doesn't have.

The word "robot" comes from Czech, and means "slave". At least as a mechanical one it's ethical.
 

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In the subject of robotaxi being a small size hypermiler for 1-2 passengers, I came across this one this morning from TU Fast Eco Team Munich:

Drag Co-efficient: Cd 0.159
Body Mass: 74kg
Battery: 15.5kWh
Range: 1599miles!!!
Consumption of just 1kWh per 271km!



Tesla Cybertruck CyberTaxi Capture.JPG



https://tufast-eco.de/?page_id=34869
 

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FSD and Robotaxi's could be Legacy Auto's savior.

Without fussing over sales, dealerships, Auto companies could have a field day coming up with all the designs necessary to fill all the niche requirements out there.

From practical designs such as vans, single or double seaters etc to retro versions, or super luxury, to specialist designs such as wedding cars etc.

Funny, they could end up being more profitable just making vehicles and adding them to the Tesla Robotaxi network.

Tesla will have the first mover advantage, the hoover of vacuum, or the Uber of ride sharing.

Long term computer hardware/ FSD software/fleet management, Tesla contracts with OEM's will make it hard for any new startup who may one day develop their own similar FSD software.

$TSLA
 

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FSD and Robotaxi's could be Legacy Auto's savior.

Without fussing over sales, dealerships, Auto companies could have a field day coming up with all the designs necessary to fill all the niche requirements out there.

From practical designs such as vans, single or double seaters etc to retro versions, or super luxury, to specialist designs such as wedding cars etc.

Funny, they could end up being more profitable just making vehicles and adding them to the Tesla Robotaxi network.

Tesla will have the first mover advantage, the hoover of vacuum, or the Uber of ride sharing.

Long term computer hardware/ FSD software/fleet management, Tesla contracts with OEM's will make it hard for any new startup who may one day develop their own similar FSD software.

$TSLA
For the win!
 

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I think in a decade, we will have them. Under? Ehh.

Also remember, no current human driver can make the best 'all' drives in 'all' areas in 'all' conditions. Everyone has things they do better or worse, and different areas are more or less welcoming to someone who doesn't have 'the knowledge'.

If you take FSD Beta vs the other automation, FSD wins hands down for routing. But it also makes more mistakes currently. However, the mistakes Beta makes aren't usually specifically vision-based; as none of them are allowed to do the simple thing of 'read signs', for instance.

If regulations require other types of sensors, Tesla will add them.

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I think the factors with the greatest effect are;
-The new shift to AI learning
-The Tesla AI farm, consisting of 10,000 A100 GPUs, 10,000 H100 GPUs, and Dojos as fast as they can build them.
-The volume of data and video that Tesla has access to through their cars
-The progress they have made up until now, and the exponential growth that is now occurring.
-AI is improving exponentially as well.
-Tesla has the funding and drive from the top down to make it happen as soon as technically feasible.

Every day they pul more cars on the road, which gives them more data. Every day they pump more data into the AI farm.

With all of that in mind, I can’t help but to believe FSD5 is inside a decade. In the 1960’s we figured out how to put a human in space, fly to the moon, land there, launch from there, dock two spaceships, get home, and recover the astronauts. All in less than a decade, without the compute power we have today.

And now you assume we can double the processing horsepower every 18 months. So that means 64 times the processing horsepower in a single chip before the end of a decade. And that doesn’t consider the improvements in the software side of the equation.

Now, knowing that the US Gov’t rarely works at the speed of technology, and they haven’t approved it before, and there will be some political grandstanding, and by and large they aren’t the most tech aware group of individuals ever assembled, that could put a kink in the plan. But it won’t be Tesla or another car company delaying the progress. I also expect the OEMs that are lagging the furthest behind to lobby and spread propaganda against the front runner(s) and whatever tech they are using.

Think about this, an approved system in new aircraft that has existed in production for more than 3 years… A red button in the cockpit for either a pilot in trouble or a passenger with a disabled pilot. Once pressed, the plane notifies ATC that it is an emergency, it finds the nearest suitable airport, it figures out a routing to get there and an approach to the best runway (including interpreting the winds if available) flies the approach, lowers the gear and flaps, lands the airplane, stops the plane, shuts the engine off, and unlocks the door. All without intervention from another human, and constantly broadcasting its intentions to Air Traffic all the way down.

Yes, there are many differences between flying and driving. But again, we have data and AI/ML that the aircraft systems never had.
 

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New posts show bed interior. In the initial presentation almost 4 years ago, I seem to remember somehting about the window between the bed and the cabin would be able to be lowered. You would be able to put your big dogs in the bed, lower the window and close the top. The dogs would be able to roam around and you would still have the rear seat for packages. However, in these new posts, it does not appear that the window can be lowered?
 

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In the initial presentation almost 4 years ago, I seem to remember something about the window between the bed and the cabin would be able to be lowered...
I do not recall that at the reveal, or anywhere else.

Someone Tweeted at Elon about a midgate, to which he responded "sure, maybe".
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