Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in March. Photo: AP

No cabby needed? Elon Musk says Tesla robotaxis will hit US roads next year, as he unveils new microchip for self-driving cars

  • Musk also predicts vehicles without steering wheels or pedals in 2021, while acknowledging he is often late to meet aggressive targets
  • Experts say it will be years before fully self-driving cars are ready for prime time
Topic |   Self-driving cars

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in March. Photo: AP
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Surveillance footage shows the moment the car burst into flames at an underground car park in Shanghai. Photo: Miaopai

Tesla Model S explodes in Chinese car park, prompting investigation as shocking video shows fireball engulfing vehicle

  • Surveillance cameras capture moment vehicle suddenly bursts into flames in an underground car park in Shanghai
  • Audi and Lexus parked next to vehicle also suffer extensive damage from fireball but no one is hurt
Topic |   Tesla

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Surveillance footage shows the moment the car burst into flames at an underground car park in Shanghai. Photo: Miaopai
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