Elon Musk said Tesla Inc robotaxis with no human drivers would be available in some US markets in 2020, continuing a habit of bold pronouncements that have excited many investors, while often missing deadlines. “Probably two years from now we’ll make a car with no steering wheels or pedals,” the Tesla CEO predicted, while acknowledging he is often late to meet aggressive targets. Central to this promise is a new microchip for self-driving vehicles unveiled by Musk on Monday during a webcast presentation, made by Samsung Electronics in Texas. The chip, now in all Teslas, is hoped to give the electric-car firm an edge over rivals and show its massive investment in autonomous driving. The webcast presentation came two days before Tesla was expected to announce a quarterly loss on fewer deliveries of its Model 3 sedan, which represents Tesla’s attempt to become a volume car maker. After launching the event with detailed technical descriptions of Tesla’s progress on hardware and softwar...

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