According to Elon Musk, one of the main goals of the Tesla Model 3 design (and later Tesla Model Y) was to build an electric car with self-driving capabilities and vehicle-sharing features.
This can be seen in the center design, camera facing the cabin, and the use of a smartphone as a key. These features are intended to facilitate the rollout of these capabilities in the future.
According to the report, the true value of the Tesla Network will come with Tesla releasing a promised version of the Full Self-Driving package, but there have been delays on that front.
The system has been in early beta for over a year now, and there’s no sign of Tesla trying to get it approved as a true commercial self-driving system any time soon.
But Musk said that Tesla could still release the “Tesla Network” without driving itself.
Last year, Tesla added a feature that would allow owners to “add drivers” via a new “car access” feature on its website.