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Elon Musk says Tesla will soon have self-driving cars without need for human drivers

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Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, has stated that his electric vehicle company will have self-driving cars without the need for human drivers behind the wheel for supervision by this time next year.

This is not Musk’s first announcement, according to the auto-tech website Electrek.

He made the announcement in Brazil, where he was preparing to launch a program with the local government to connect Amazonian regions to SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-based internet.

According to the report, Musk has been claiming since 2020 that Tesla will have 1 million robotaxis on the road by the end of the year.

According to Electrek, Musk changed Tesla’s goal of 1 million robotaxis by the end of the year to 1 million people in Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta, which are two different things.

The term “robotaxi” implies that a vehicle can operate as a taxi without a driver.

Tesla’s FSD Beta, on the other hand, has all the features of a self-driving system, but it frequently fails, which is why it requires a driver to be attentive and ready to take control at all times.

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