Given the press of late, the 4/22 announcement will reveal substantial progress on Tesla's autonomous car project. There is even talk that the price for the complete autonomous driving package will increase in price because the value of the cars will increase instead of depreciate -- Tesla intends to rake off some of the added value with higher pricing. Elon is of the opinion that Tesla owners will turn their car loose to serve as a taxi picking people up and dropping them off without a driver behind the wheel. That way, the cost goes down as the car earns money for you while you're at work or asleep.
Uh no, not at my house. There is no way I would ever let my car loose to pick up drunks who puke on my seats, engage in wild sex in the back as the car tools down a coastal road with a romantic sunset happening out at sea, or picks up vandals who take a knife to my car's seats because they don't like snooty, rich Tesla owners and their cars.
Nope, not interested. There is zero chance I'd ever subject my Model X to the indignities taxicabs suffer every day.
To pick up and transport family and friends? Yeah, sure, but you ain't earning money on that.
I also think Tesla's rosy projection that the federal, state and local governments will turn driverless cars loose on public roads any time soon a pipe dream. Just don't see it happening. That is not how it is going to work any time soon, IMO.
One more thing, I bought a MX because I love to drive it. Safer with AI in charge be damned, I like to drive my car because it's fun -- excepting bumper to bumper traffic where I think autopilot is a terrific idea.
What do you guys think?