Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has now raised the price of the EV automaker’s Full Self-Driving package to $10,000 USD. This is a price hike of $2,000 as the company continues to work on the complete system while it collects data from current owners using the feature in beta mode.
The FSD package is currently offered as an optional add-on to Tesla’s Autopilot feature, which is beneficial for owners wanting to completely automate their cars. Autopilot features include changing lanes on highways and automatic car parking without having any human interference. Owners received notice of the beta testing just a week and a half ago, which some people have said moves in a flawless way while others have already found themselves dealing with a few mishaps because of the system.
While Tesla aims to operate at a at Level 4 and Level 5 rating when it comes to autonomy, the Society of Automotive Engineers International mention that cars with these rating don’t require any driver intervention. Tesla cars have the ability to be autonomous but the FSD package still requires some level of human supervision at certain times.
According to the Society of Automotive Engineers’ standards, the feature in Tesla cars currently only meets the requirements of a Level 2 self-driving system.
As more drivers are given access to the Full-Self Driving mode’s beta throughout the rest of the year, those people will be the first discover any discrepancies within the system. Full Self-Driving will have a worldwide release before the end of the year. Stay safe out there, Tesla owners!
The future is coming… FSD BETA is here, I hope @Tesla makes progress to get this out to more people soon! Full intersection rendering on the DEV UI is incredible. I didn’t have any interaction other than modifying my following distance. pic.twitter.com/eKhvmPsAt2
— Brandonee916 (@brandonee916) October 22, 2020
— Tesla Owners Silicon Valley (@teslaownersSV) November 2, 2020