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The truth about ride-sharing with your Tesla

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by CricTic, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. CricTic

    CricTic Member

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  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Your link doesn't work for me. Here is what my browser displays:
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    This site can’t be reached
    hi%20all%20-%20i%20thought%20the%20press%20%28and%20others%29%20were%20being%20a%20little%20unfair%20about%20the%20%22restrictions%22%20around%20ride-sharing%20for%20profit%20with%20your%20self-driving%20tesla%2C%20so%20i%20wrote%20an%20article%20about%20it.%20%20please%20let%20me%20know%20what%20you%20think%2C%20or%20if%20i%20got%20anything%20wrong.%20%20https’s server DNS address could not be found.
     
  3. CricTic

    CricTic Member

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    Odd that the link isn't working - how can I edit my post?

    Try this link ...

    The truth about ride-sharing with your Tesla - Medium
     
  4. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    Link works for me! and Tesla is building an ecosystem, but I wonder how much of a walled garden that ecosystem will ultimately be. We may say a better example of this with Superchargers first.

    In theory, Tesla could expand to 3rd party ride sharing as they would only need to expose a set of capabilities through a secure API. But this is not trivial work and does expose Tesla to extra liability as they give up some control.

    To know Elon however, is to know that Tesla does want to own the whole stack and I highly anticipate that Tesla will attempt to wall off ride sharing.
     
  5. electracity

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    Musk is talking ride sharing because he wants Uber's valuation. Ride sharing ain't happening in 2018.
     
  6. jdw

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    I think you nailed it, thank you!
     

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