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Insane Tesla Data: Are Robotaxis Coming Soon?

by: Sharai Hoekema
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The Tesla cars are true marvels of engineering, as they silently and effortlessly slide down our highways. Their optimal performance can, in many parts, be contributed to the sheer amount of sensors packed on board. Adding it all up, you will find that there is a staggering amount of cameras and radar + ultrasonic devices added on board. And Tesla has exclusive access to all of those.

Robotaxis Are On The Way

More became clear during Tesla’s event that focused on the progress made with their autopilot to get closer to 'full self-driving' cars. They claim that they are nearly there, way ahead of the industry timeline - with one million robotaxis expected to hit the road in the next year. 

While the enthusiastic, futuristic messages conveyed by Musk and his underlings were dizzying and potentially groundbreaking, many present at the event seemed not to realize the impact of what had just been saying. The claims were bold and should perhaps concern all of us: Tesla will have autonomous vehicles soon, as, or so they admitted openly, the data is already there - feeding their unique computer-driven system.

dashboard, interior Tesla, tablet screen

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Machine Learning At Its Bes: Tesla Data

Since every Tesla out there does already have sensors feeding this system, it can learn at an incredible pace. Every mile driven in a Tesla, anywhere in the world, is used as a learning opportunity. The math is simple. Take the number of Teslas on the road and multiply it by the number of miles driven over the past few years. That staggering amount that keeps on growing as we speak is the pool of data that Tesla’s autonomous driving system is currently learning from.

It is machine learning at its best. The readily available mountain of data in the textbook that this eager student is learning from, analyzing any situation, any location, any event. Only to prepare itself to take the right action at all times. The more data it consumes, the more accurate its results will be. So basically, the more information Tesla takes from existing cars, the better their self-driving prophecy will be.

Tesla hardware print

The growth is exponential, only accelerating with each additional car sold. This makes sense, in light of Musk’s claim that the car’s self-driving capabilities are increasing exponentially as well. And this seems entirely in line with his prediction that fully autonomous vehicles will be here before we know it. Most of the ingredients are there. The cars that are ready to be self-driven, that’s one. Then, secondly, there’s the in-house developed chips and sensors. Thirdly, they have access to a wealth of real-world data. 

The only thing left is the software, that will tie it all together - matching the car with the chips and sensors and with the available data. The software will be able to realize what action is required, based on the input from chips and sensors, and use this intel to act accordingly and manipulate the car such that the best response is ultimately taken.

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An Excellent Business Model

While it is now still a theoretical, it will soon enough become a reality - once Musk’s robotaxis start hitting the road, which could be as fast as later this year. A Tesla can be hauled just as easily as an Uber or Lyft, allowing you to sit back and relax as it whirrs you to wherever you need to be. The robotaxi concept is pretty great, too, in that it will make Tesla a whole lot of money. 

The math is simple: a self-driving car will cost some $38K, while it can make up to $30K per year (for rides priced at half the cost of its competition, with half the miles traveled ‘empty’). As the car will be able to reach 1 million miles, this means that it will earn some $200K of income over its lifetime. If that does not sound like an excellent opportunity, I do not know what does. Even if you take this math with a grain of salt and allow for some safety margins, it is still a no brainer. If you invest $38K today, you will make $200K over the next five years—a pretty safe bet.

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Revolutionizing The World

So, if those robotaxis hit the market, it could have some significant consequences. People will want to invest in those taxis, that’s the first: it will make you money while you sleep, no problem there. These cars can taxi themselves around 24/7, automatically charging while driving. Downtime is limited to maintenance and cleaning only. Tesla makes money on the sale on the car and gets a share of each ride’s revenue. 


Elon Musk believes that Tesla is close to full self-driving. But how do other competitors such as Mobileye, Cruise, Zoox, Waymo, and Comma.ai compare to Tesla's technology and business proposition. Does Tesla have what it takes to be first to market with autonomous robotaxis?

Meanwhile, as these robotaxis could be priced at half the price of what Lyft and Uber charge for their rides, they will soon push all competition out of the market. This only means that there is room for even more robotaxis, even more so if you consider the number of people who will no longer buy a car of their own but opt for the cheaper robotaxi instead.

In this scenario, the roads of our future will be filled with Tesla’s self-driving robotaxis and not much else. They may continue to grow nearly exponentially, unless or until any crucial roadblocks are hit. For instance, the governments may call a halt to the introduction and use of driverless cars, or call for a boycott in response to industry conflicts. Or the power costs may become too high, as there may not be enough charging capacity. Or if Tesla is unable to keep up with demand. 

These things may influence the way Tesla rolls out its robotaxis. Two things are for sure. One, it is not bad for the environment, as green cars flood the roads and push out the traditional gas guzzlers. And two, it is not bad for Elon Musk’s wallet either.

Before you go!

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