This Week in Tesla: NYC Gets a Tesla Ride-Sharing Service, Musk Claims Next FSD Update “will blow your mind”
By: Charlie O'Mara
NYC Gets a Tesla Ride-Sharing Service -
The company best known for their electric moped ride-share service, Revel, is branching out to an all-Tesla ride-share service in NYC. Although this may sound like Uber, but electric, Revel’s business model will be completely different. All drivers will receive training from the company and will be full employees, receiving health care, benefits, and time off. The service is set to launch in May, with fifty light blue Model Ys as the initial fleet. Not only is the exterior of the cars different than a stock Model Y, but the interior is different too. As can be seen, the front passengers seat has been removed to accommodate more leg room for the rear. Although the service will be limited to NYC at first, Revel hopes to further expand in the future.
Elon Musk Claims Next FSD Update “will blow your mind” -
Version 9.0 of Tesla’s Full Self Driving beta software has been highly anticipated, as it will be the closest thing to a completely autonomous system that will be on the market. Elon also mentioned that it should be released to the same pool of private beta testers that have had the previous versions of the software. The biggest change in the new version over the previous versions is that the previous versions relied on a combination of radar input and pure vision input from the cameras, while version nine will solely rely on vision, which is more reliable and easier to work with than radar.