USA Today reports, “Tesla will have fully self-driving cars ready by the end of the year and a ‘robotaxi’ version – one that can ferry passengers without anyone behind the wheel – ready for the streets next year, CEO Elon Musk said Monday.” He “laid out a vision in which current and future Tesla owners can use their cars for their everyday commutes and then make money from them by watching them drive themselves off for fleet robotaxi service for a few hours.” Musk “said Tesla will use its own fleet of cars, including Model 3 cars coming off lease, to fill in the service gaps.” The aggressive timetable, “backed by the advancements that Tesla said it has made, not only puts pressure on Waymo, the Google-developed company considered a leader in driverless cars, but ridesharing giants Uber and Lyft.”
Tesla will investigate spontaneously combusting car in Shanghai. The New York Times reports, “The electric-car maker Tesla said on Monday that it had sent a team to investigate why one of its cars “appeared to spontaneously combust in Shanghai over the weekend, an incident that the authorities said had left no one hurt but that has raised fresh questions about the safety of the company’s cars.” The explosion occurred Sunday evening in the basement parking garage of an apartment complex in Shanghai’s Xuhui District, according to a post by the local fire department on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.”
The Washington Post reports “Sunday’s incident is the latest involving a Tesla catching fire.” Roadshow reports Teslsa said, “We immediately sent a team onsite and we’re supporting local authorities to establish the facts. From what we know now, no one was harmed.”
From the news release of the American Association for Justice.