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You can keep this limited technology, I’ll take my air-cooled 911!


Tesla announced that the new Model X and Model S vehicles will be equipped with hardware that will enable them to have total autonomous-driving capabilities at some future date. However, in a move similar to the Apple User Agreement, buried deep within the info about these vehicles and their possible capabilities is this caveat:

“Please note also that using a self-driving Tesla for car sharing and ride hailing for friends and family is fine, but doing so for revenue purposes will only be permissible on the Tesla Network, details of which will be released next year”

This appears to imply that the 85-to-125 thousand dollar vehicle you just paid for is not truly your property. With the continuing rollout of autonomous vehicle capabilities, I would much rather opt for a utilitarian Nissan Leaf-type of self-driving econobox for commuting, and save my high-dollar vehicle money for an old-school Porsche 911 that I own and am fully in control of……..even if I want to use it to drive for Lyft!