Tesla’s Upcoming Self-Driving Ride-Hailing App Teased

Tesla has teased the self-driving ride-hailing app that CEO Elon Musk has alluded to in the past, with the company aiming to offer an alternative to Uber but without the need for anyone to actually be driving the vehicle.

Alongside the Tesla Q1 2024 financial results, the company shared screenshots of a ride-hailing app that may or may not eventually be the one that people use when trying to get a self-driving vehicle to pick them up.

The app itself does immediately seem like a Tesla app and uses much of the same terminology including ‘Summon’ when requesting a vehicle. There will also be the option to control things like climate control and the music being played via the same app.

Tesla did mention the app in its earnings results but didn’t get into specifics.

We have been investing in the hardware and software ecosystems necessary to achieve vehicle autonomy and a ride-hailing service.

We are currently working on ride-hailing functionality that will be available in the future. We believe the Tesla software experience is best-in-class across all our products, and plan to seamlessly layer ride-hailing into the Tesla App.

This appears to suggest that the ride-hailing feature will be built into the existing Tesla app rather than a standalone one, but there is still no indication of timing for such a service.

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