Tesla increased the price of its “self-driving” software to $10,000 on Friday, fulfilling CEO Elon Musk’s promise last week After implementing a price increase of approximately $2,000 in the United States, the software launched a limited Beta version that allows a certain number of US customers to use Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance features, such as automatic parking and lane steering, on the road.
In the same tweet announcing the price changes, Musk said that with the launch of Beta, prices in other markets around the world will also see comparable increases.He has said before that he hopes that the software will be End of the year.
Although the technology that powers it is undoubtedly impressive, calling it “fully autonomous driving” is not entirely accurate.Tesla Warn users The beta version of the software still needs to be vigilant and “may do something wrong at a worse time.”According to the Society of Automotive Engineers, this feature currently complies with Level 2 Autonomous Driving System Within the five-point range, because the driver’s supervision is still required during use.Higher level, also known as Such as “True autonomous driving,” According to the agency’s standards, no driver intervention is required.
For the past two years, Tesla has been steadily increasing the price of its complete self-driving package, seemingly wasting time in the excitement of Tesla drivers spinning it excitedly after eager to take a ride in fully self-driving mode. On the horizon.in May 2019, The price jumped from US$5,000 to US$6,000, then to US$7,000 Later that yearAnd the final is $8,000 In June.Musk kept Relative to Value Tesla owners Get rid of technology, which one He argued maybe Places with more than $100,000. ”
As for how he arrived at this number, your guess is as good as mine. Musk said that at the same time, the price of Tesla’s complete self-driving package will continue to rise. “Approved by regulatory agencies, the software is closer to a complete autonomous driving function. Therefore, it is very likely that this is not the last price increase seen by Tesla owners.