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Tesla may enter ride ride-hailing business next year

In this file photo, a staff member cleans the hood of a Tesla Model S electric car near a display advertising Tesla's self-driving features at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing, China.

In this file photo, a staff member cleans the hood of a Tesla Model S electric car near a display advertising Tesla’s self-driving features at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing, China.

DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses.

The company hinted at the venture earlier this week when it announced that all of its cars would come equipped with hardware needed to drive themselves.

The company says in a disclaimer that use of Teslas to make money with ride-hailing or sharing will be allowed only on Tesla’s own network. Details will be released next year.

A Tesla spokeswoman wouldn’t comment on the matter.

Tesla announced Wednesday that all cars including the lower-cost Model 3 would have more cameras, sensors, radar and computing power so they can drive themselves. Software would be updated over the internet to allow the cars to do more as the features are tested.