Tesla's "Full Self-Driving" option, which currently enables autopilot features such as changing lanes on highways and automatically parking cars, is now $ 10,000 or $ 2,000 more than before. The price increase currently only applies to the US, where the company's full self-driving function has just started in the limited beta phase, so that the extended driver assistance functions of Autopilot can also be used on local roads.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, announced the price increase in a tweet last week in response to the launch of the beta version of Full Self-Driving for a select group of customers. At the time, he said similar price increases would come to other markets with the beta. Musk has announced that he expects Full Self-Driving to get a "wide release" before the end of the year.
Tesla's website showing the "Complete Self-Drive" option at the new price of $ 10,000.
Despite its name, full self-driving still requires constant monitoring. According to Tesla, drivers must watch the road and always keep their hands on the steering wheel while they are in operation. Emotionally, Tesla's warning states, "It can do the wrong thing at the worst possible time." The function is currently believed to meet the requirements of a Level 2 self-propelled system according to the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
The price for the "Full Self-Driving" option has risen steadily in recent years. It rose from $ 5,000 to $ 6,000 last May, to $ 7,000 in November, and then to $ 8,000 in June. But those price hikes are a sucker compared to what Musk believes Tesla owners will eventually get out of technology, which he believes could be "somewhere above $ 100,000." Musk has said that once Tesla's cars are able to drive themselves, they can function as a fleet of robotic axles so they can make money for their owners when they're not in use.