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Tesla's Robotaxis, Ugly Earnings, and More Car News This Week

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Danny Knackstedt
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On Monday, Elon Musk welcomed investors to Tesla’s Palo Alto headquarters for the company’s first Autonomy Day, where he made some serious news: He promised an all-electric, 1-million-car fleet of self-driving Tesla taxis would roam the Earth by next year.

The electric carmaker, which loves to do things differently, used the event to tout its new self-driving chip, and double down on its aggressive and heterodox approach to autonomous vehicles.

By Thursday, electric vehicle fandom got messier.

Meanwhile, Waze is trying to sell the country on carpooling, LA wants to revamp its bus network using cellphone data, and we learn what it takes to build a big road through one of the most sensitive—and popular—archaeological sites on the planet.

Tesla believes its voluminous data will help it build robotaxis faster than the competition.

The electric car company lost over $700 million this quarter, amidst what it calls unforeseen overseas delivery issues.

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