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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Elon Musk says Tesla will raise the price of its ‘full self-driving’ software to $12k. Still working

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company is raising the price of its “full self-driving” (FSD) software to $12,000. Musk tweeted on Friday that the new price, which is a $2,000 increase, will be effective for customers “in the US only” starting January 17th. He said that FSD . The monthly subscription price for will rise As the software got closer to wide release.

Tesla began testing the FSD in beta in October of 2020 — when it cost $8,000 — with a bunch of customers. Tesla raised the price of the FSD to $10,000 shortly after. The software doesn’t make Tesla vehicles fully autonomous; Musk himself said during his 2019 earnings call that Teslas with FSDs are able to “drive from one’s home to work, most likely without interference. So it will still be monitored, but it will be a good thing to do.” Will be able to drive.”

In September, Tesla opened the FSD beta to more drivers via a “Request” button on the vehicle’s dashboard screen, but to gain access to the software, drivers must have a good “Safety Score.” Tesla determines the safety score using five criteria that predict “your driving may result in a future collision.”

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Musk has promised to release Tesla’s FSD widely for several years. He said in 2018 that a “long-awaited” version of the FSD would debut that summer, then estimated in 2019 that “a year from now” would be “one million with full self-driving, software, everything.” more cars”. Those dates have come and gone, but Tesla’s FSD remains in beta, available only to early adopters who have purchased an FSD package.

FSD software has also drawn a fair amount of scrutiny and criticism; In August 2021, the U.S. Censors Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate how Tesla is marketing its driver assistance software, accusing the company of “misleading and unfair practices”. Was.

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