Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the organization is raising the cost of its “full self-driving” (FSD) programming to $12,000. Musk tweeted Friday that the new cost, which is an expansion of $2,000, will produce results on January seventeenth for clients “just in the US.” He said the month-to-month membership cost of $199 for FSD would rise as the product drew nearer to wide delivery.
Tesla began testing FSD in beta in October of 2020 —when it was valued at $8,000 — with a select gathering of customers. Tesla expanded the price of FSD to $10,000 soon after. The product doesn’t make Tesla vehicles completely independent; Musk himself said during a 2019 income call that Teslas with FSD are “able to drive from one’s house to work, most likely without interventions. So it will still be supervised, but it will be able to drive.”
In September, Tesla opened the FSD beta to more drivers using a “demand” button on vehicles’ dashboard screens, however, to gain admittance to the product, drivers must have a decent “security score.” Tesla decides the wellbeing score using five rules that gauge “the likelihood that your driving could result in a future collision.”
Musk has guaranteed a more extensive arrival of Tesla’s FSD for a considerable length of time said in 2018 that the “hotly anticipated” rendition of FSD would start carrying out that late spring, then projected in 2019 that “in about a year” there would be “more than 1,000,000 vehicles with full self-driving, programming, everything.” Those dates went back and forth, however, Tesla’s FSD stays in beta, accessible just too early adopters who purchased the FSD bundle.
The FSD software has also drawn a fair amount of scrutiny and criticism; in August 2021, US. Sens. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate how Tesla was marketing its driver-assistance software, accusing the company of “deceptive and unfair practices.”