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    Most ‘Tesla Network’ revenue will go to owners: ‘it’s not Tesla versus Uber, it’s the people versus Uber’, says Musk

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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk briefly commented on the recently confirmed ‘Tesla Network’, Tesla’s upcoming network of self-driving cars as a ridesharing service, during a conference call with analysts following the disclosure of Tesla’s third quarter financial results.

    Musk confirmed that Tesla plans to share most of the revenue from the ‘Tesla Network’ with the Tesla owners who will send their self-driving cars on the network to complete rides for customers. more…

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    if 'Telsa Network' is better there is no need to make it mandatory.

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    It might be the lawyers who are making it mandatory, but who know.
     
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    Is there any more info on how this Tesla network would work? It's intriguing.
    I'm working 12 hours a day, but I don't use the car during that time. If I even rent it out a couple of times a month, I would be helping someone out, getting paid for it, and it's without emissions. Not to mention it helps pay the monthly car cost. Pretty interesting if we can get over the fact that someone will be using our property.
    If it works the way I think it works, I'd better decide before January 2017 so as to take advantage of the 100% free Supercharge network.
     
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    Just curious, who said anything about making it mandatory?
     
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    Sorry, bad phrasing. I meant that it was the only allowed system. If you want to share your Tesla, It is mandatory to use Tesla Network, rather than Lyft or Uber.

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    you could still drive for Lyft or Uber - but if you are in the car. You could not send your car out for Uber autonomously. at least that's my understanding.
     
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    Mine too. The question is, if Tesla Network is *better* why the restriction? If it isn't a profit center for Tesla why do they even care? The only reason to make the restriction is if they think we wouldn't make that choice willingly.

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    My guess is the logistics. Tesla will need to tell the car where to go. It will do so using the Tesla network. How will the car know to unlock the doors for the passengers? How will the car know when the passengers are all seated & ready to go? They'll just want to control that stuff in the early stages so that Uber or Lyft don't accidentally mess up their reputation somehow.
     
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    While true, those all fall into the category of 'better'. If I were sending my self-driving car out to take Lyft riders, I would need to solve those issues. So why does Tesla feel they need to FORCE us to pick their service?

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    Probably because they do not give you, the car owner, the ability to send the car to some other location, unlock the door, then give control over to somebody else to select a new destination.

    Anyhow, I'm just trying to think of why Tesla would give this restriction. I don't know for sure. It certainly sounds like the type of issue that *could* be solved. I'm just guessing that Tesla doesn't want to put forth the engineering effort to solve it right away.
     
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    Tesla doesn't NEED to solve it. It is the problem of someone who wants to use Lyft in that way. Once again, no need to employ FORCE.

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