Robotaxis - won't they be trashed?

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Several folks on here talk about putting their Cybertruck on Robotaxi duty. There's no supervision other than a camera. Won't these vehicles be trashed? I don't care for traveling by bus because they are usually rundown (does not apply to private tour buses).

Getting paid for otherwise idle 'assets' sounds like a great idea, but is it really feasible?

(Oh, sorry next customer, little Johnny threw up in the back seat. Ignore the smell!)

Note: This sounds like a troll post when I go back and read it, but it is serious. At least as serious as people who say they are going to go this route.
 

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There is probably a high percentage of vomiting in taxis, since a lot of the customers are too drunk to drive. Hopefully the interior could be hosed out.
 

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Most folk are decent but an appreciable fraction are animals. I would never consider giving the public access to one of my personal vehicles - especially not one that I paid Tesla prices for.
 

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Several folks on here talk about putting their Cybertruck on Robotaxi duty. There's no supervision other than a camera. Won't these vehicles be trashed? I don't care for traveling by bus because they are usually rundown (does not apply to private tour buses).

Getting paid for otherwise idle 'assets' sounds like a great idea, but is it really feasible?

(Oh, sorry next customer, little Johnny threw up in the back seat. Ignore the smell!)

Note: This sounds like a troll post when I go back and read it, but it is serious. At least as serious as people who say they are going to go this route.
I bet tesla will insure the vehicles while they are in robotaxi mode, for when someone like really does destroy the car or something. From there, I bet you could just report the people who trashed your car to tesla, and they could be deplatformed, fined, or maybe both. I'm sure tesla will find a way to get rid of people who are ruining these cars,. especially since they are generally in the more premium market. It will be interesting to see what they come up with!
 

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Absolutely non-issue. Each rider has to verify their identity & put a credit card to register on the platform. They have to agree that their ride will be recorded. They also have to agree to make good for the damages to vehicle because of the ride booked by them. They maybe denied future bookings (or, their registration to the platform cancelled) if they cause damage/s to vehicle, even after their CC is charged for the loss.

1) Uber/Lyft do charge anywhere from $20 to $150 for spilling soda, vomiting, urine, blood, etc.
2) Riders will be encouraged to rate cleanliness (including reporting any odors, be it cigarette, weed, etc.) of the vehicle. Upon a negative report/rating, the previous rider will be watched (including monitoring their future rides) & warned if necessary. Upon confirmation of the offense, their registration on the platform may be cancelled.
 
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Several folks on here talk about putting their Cybertruck on Robotaxi duty. There's no supervision other than a camera. Won't these vehicles be trashed? I don't care for traveling by bus because they are usually rundown (does not apply to private tour buses).

Getting paid for otherwise idle 'assets' sounds like a great idea, but is it really feasible?

(Oh, sorry next customer, little Johnny threw up in the back seat. Ignore the smell!)

Note: This sounds like a troll post when I go back and read it, but it is serious. At least as serious as people who say they are going to go this route.
You know, I've wondered the same thing.
It would be great for one's car payment to be paid by others, but at the same time, how to protect one's investment? How to allow your Tesla to be used by random strangers, but keep vandals from trashing the interior? Could the system work somewhat like UBER or LYFT whereby you are pre-approved (by virtue of a photo ID and an approved credit card?) I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with my $50,000 vehicle being out and about in certain neighborhoods at certain hours of the night. And what if the rider wanted to take my Tesla to Oshkosh? (I live in Maryland.) How would I get my precious back?
 

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I have been wondering if the robotaxi system would be available to the owner. Could I send the truck to pickup the kids at school? Could the truck be called to pick me up at work? If it could it would be amazing.
 

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Robot taxi implies that you, or a customer, can interact with a web site or app at which you can enter an address for pickup and a destination and the car will go to the pickup point and drive to the destination, all without human intervention. Yes, it would be amazing if the CT could do that. It's going to be a long time before it will be able to do that but if any of us are still alive when it can what would preclude us from putting our place of work or our child's school in as the pickup point and our home as the destination?
 
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I have been wondering if the robotaxi system would be available to the owner. Could I send the truck to pickup the kids at school? Could the truck be called to pick me up at work? If it could it would be amazing.
Great idea! Because I'd probably never let my Tesla become part of the random robo fleet, it never occurred to me of other possibilities. But yeah, my wife needs a ride home from work––just send the CYBRTRK to go get her. The kids need a ride to school––no problem––send the Tesla. Taking an elderly widow neighbor to Costco––heck yes. Have the Tesla wait for her. Say my auntie needs to be picked up at the airport––no sweat, "Hang on Dearie, my black Tesla is on the way. the license number is_____. I'll unlock it when it gets there." ( Or some such––details to be worked out.) To me, these scenarios represent my personal future. Allowing random others to use my baby is not something I would likely be interested in.
 

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well? I guess imaginations aren't as active in everyone.
Now Back to the thread's topic....
I have read that the vehicles being created now (all the "Y"s) have a "non-active" interior camera. One of the uses could be to monitor riders during robotaxi service.
"No I did not take a dump in the vehicle..."
"Ok, Sir, let's run the tape..."
 
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