Tesla Reveals New Model with Removable Steering Wheel
April 24, 2019—Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the automaker will deliver a car without a steering wheel within 2 years – a change in Tesla’s self-driving strategy, according to Electrek.
Unlike most other companies working on self-driving systems, Tesla is taking the approach of delivering vehicles to customers that they can use right now as regular cars but with the hardware required to eventually achieve full self-driving with future software updates.
Musk said that they would eventually also remove the steering wheel for their fleet of Robotaxis. He said that Tesla would literally simply unbolt the steering wheel and put a cap on the dash cutout where the steering column is currently located.