On June 16, 2023, Elon Musk gestures during the Paris Viva Technology Innovation and startup conference.
At the Porte de Versailles exposition complex. Musk meets 4,000 VivaTech Paris techies.
He met LVMH CEO Bernard Arnaud. Macron wants Tesla's battery plant in France. New Republic car industry scandals are bleak.
Never intended: self-driving nirvana. Since the mass-produced car created a new galaxy of firms, America's scions have discouraged public transit with self-driving cars.
In 2018, the New York Times said the Koch brothers hurt public transit with driverless cars.
Libertarian billionaires and fossil fuel friends helped Americans for Prosperity organize hundreds of transportation funding withdrawal initiatives in towns and states.
Public transit was inefficient and antiquated because self-driving cars were coming shortly. Five years later, we're still waiting for the self-driving revolution—but the Koch brothers' bad-faith public transit plans are still around.
Musk's Boring Company sold mid-2010s communities automobile tunnels but rarely delivered. Fort Lauderdale's Boring Company rail tunnel.