Elon is claiming that the full cost of FSD for his Tesla vehicles will be around $100,000. He recently caused some turmoil on twitter announcing that he was raising prices of his Full self driving by another $1000.
Given that the software isn’t exactly autonomous driving at the moment, Elon’s reason for raising the price to up to $100,000 would show that Full self driving would be a perfected full self driving vehicle. Capable of taking you from point A to point B.
So what exactly can the autopilot feature do at the moment? It can center a Tesla in a lane, adjust the speed of the vehicle based on any near vehicles. Additionally it can recommend to switch lanes depending on the speed of vehicles.
However all of this is dependent on the state of the roads that you are driving on. If the markers on the roads are missing or for some reason invisible, Autopilot won’t be able to complete these tasks. Nonetheless when all the variables are there for the autopilot to work properly, it can absolutely feel like the car is driving itself.
We cannot forget Elon’s hopeful futuristic idea of his Tesla fleet being a “robotaxi” type taxi system. When your car isn’t in use, it can be used by other customers and drive itself from point A to point B and make you money while doing that.
Musk has estimated that it could even make drivers up to $30,000 a year. Perhaps this is a bit of a high estimate, but we will have to wait and see.
We hope to see the price go up, but only with the marginal improvements of the technology that Tesla is providing to its devoted customers.
We will be here through all of it, and hope you will too.
Read the full article here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/20/21264345/elon-musk-tesla-full-self-driving-autopilot-price-increase