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Tesla teases robotaxi ridehailing function in its app

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Tesla provided a sneak peek of its upcoming ridehailing mobile app in the company’s latest earnings report. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, has said that Tesla will unveil a long-gestating robotaxi in August.

The company revealed five screens from the forthcoming feature. The first screen shows a big button that says “Summon” with a lower message for the possible wait time. The next screen has a 3D map with a little virtual vehicle following a route to the waiting passenger. It looks a lot like the Uber app — but more Tesla-y.

Image: Tesla

Tesla’s ridehailing app looks like your average ridehailing app.

While they wait, the passenger can set the vehicle’s climate to a preferred temperature. Other details, like…

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