- Lyft‘s COO, a former Tesla executive, is the latest expert to throw cold water on Elon Musk’s plan to have a million robo-taxis on the road by next year.
- “I just don’t know if that’s possible to do,” John McNeill told Business Insider in an interview.
- While Lyft is also researching autonomy, McNeill said the company is counting on having human drivers for plenty of years to come.
Plenty of people are skeptical of Elon Musk’s vision of one million self-driving Tesla robo-taxis on the streets by next year, even one of his former executives.
John McNeill, Lyft’s chief operating officer and former president of global sales and service, didn’t go so far as to compare Musk to the great showman PT Barnum, but he did express plenty of doubt for the billionaire’s plan.
“I just don’t know if that’s possible to do,” McNeill said in an interview with Business Insider. “What we spend our time thinking about is we’ve got a future that is driver-based.”
Lyft, like Tesla and its major competitor Uber,