tesla CEO elon musk On Sunday, the company announced a 25% price increase for its premium driver assistance system, marketed as Full Self-Driving, or FSD. The price will rise from $12,000 to $15,000 in September. 5, Musk said in a tweet.
Today, tesla It charges customers $12,000 upfront for FSD or $199 per month on a subscription basis.
Musk did not immediately mention an increase in the cost of FSD subscriptions, and Tesla did not respond to requests for more information.
All new Tesla vehicles come with a standard driver assistance package called autopilotIncluding features like “Traffic Responsive Cruise Control” and “Autosteer”. These rely on cameras, other sensors, hardware and software to automatically keep a Tesla vehicle in its lane and move at the speed of surrounding traffic.
FSD, Tesla’s highest-priced driver assistance option, includes what the company calls “Traffic and Stop Sign Control” and “Navigation on Autopilot”.
These more advanced features are intended to allow Tesla vehicles to automatically detect and slow down traffic signs and signals; go from the highway ramp to the ramp exit when activating the turn signals; Make lane changes and exits.
Tesla tells drivers to be careful and be ready to take over the steering and braking of their vehicle at any time when using Autopilot or FSD. Its technology does not make Tesla vehicles autonomous.
So called a Tesla feature Smart Call It allows drivers to use a smartphone and Tesla mobile app like a remote control to search for their car from a parking lot and slowly drive to where they’re standing without anyone behind the wheel.
While some FSD features are included in a lower priced option called Advanced Autopilot or EAP, only Tesla customers who purchase or subscribe to the premium option can request access to the following. FSD BetaAn experimental version of Tesla’s system.
FSD Beta users are required to obtain a high “Security Score” from Tesla to access and maintain the system.
Tesla’s approach has received similar criticism and regulatory scrutiny from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Still, the company continues to move forward and is making a limited release of the latest version of the FSD Beta to a relatively small pool of users, Musk tweeted on Sunday.
Earlier, he wrote on Twitter: “There are a lot of major code changes, so this will be an extra careful presentation. 8/20 to ~1000 Tesla owners, then 10.69.1 next week to welcome feedback and release to ~10k customers. , then 10.69.2 weeks later and released to the rest of the FSD Beta.”
Owners with access to the FSD Beta can send feedback to the company through their car when the system fails or fails. Tesla previously said that 100,000 drivers have installed the FSD Beta.
Tesla plans to make the FSD Beta even more common.
Tesla at the 2022 Annual Shareholder Meeting on August 4Musk said the FSD Beta will be open to anyone who wants it by the end of this year. An excerpt from Thomson Financial’s meeting minutes:
“We’re still watching a lot for the FSD Beta to be widely deployed in North America this year. So basically I have to say that FSD will be available to anyone who wants it by the end of this year.”
Social media is widely followed among those who received the limited edition update this weekend. influencers Those who sell Tesla products and post ad-supported videos on their YouTube channels where they review Tesla’s latest releases and more.
Since 2016, NHTSA has filed 38 probes into collisions involving a Tesla vehicle, where driver assistance systems and more advanced systems, including Autopilot, are thought to be a factor. Nineteen deaths have been reported as part of collisions involving Tesla under investigation.
Separately, California’s DMV recently accused Tesla deceptive marketing practices regarding features in its vehicles and conducts a technical review of Tesla’s systems, including the FSD Beta.
Ashok Elluswamy, Tesla’s director of Autopilot software, said on Twitter: this weekend “Autopilot avoids ~40 accidents/day in which human drivers accidentally step on the accelerator instead of the brake at 100%.” Tesla generally does not make data about its systems available to third-party researchers to verify its claims.
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