Tesla says robotaxis coming next year, touts self-driving microchip

(Adds details, quotes throughout)

By Alexandria Sage and Vibhuti Sharma

April 22 (Reuters) - Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tesla Inc robotaxis with no human drivers would be available in some markets next year thanks to exponential improvements in technology.

"Probably two years from now we'll make a car with no steering wheels or pedals," he predicted, which acknowledging he often missed deadlines and his presentation on Monday started 30 minutes late.

Musk also unveiled on Monday a microchip for self-driving vehicles that the electric car company hopes will give Tesla an edge over rivals.

(Reporting by Alexandria Sage in San Francisco and Vibhuti Sharma; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

First Published: 2019-04-22 20:00:50
Updated 2019-04-22 23:02:37


© 2019 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Reuters content is the intellectual property of Thomson Reuters or its third party content providers. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. "Reuters" and the Reuters Logo are trademarks of Thomson Reuters and its affiliated companies.