Telsa’s FSD Software is getting a hike in price pretty soon says Elon Musk. The increase in price for the full self-driving beta software is set to be launched in early September.
Telsa’s FSD Software is getting a Hike in Price Pretty Soon
On Sunday, Elon musk tweeted that Telsa will increase the price of its ‘Full self-driving’ beta software in North America from an original price of $12,000 to $15,000 on September 5. Elon musk wrote that all orders that were made before the set date will still cost $12,000. The company always has increased the price of FSD many times and most recently on January 17, when the price was increased by $2,000.
What is FSD?
And despite what the name is pointing to, FSD is not a completely autonomous system but rather the system is “intended for use with a fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is prepared to take over at any moment,” according to Telsa. As of now, you cannot purchase any self-driving car. And drivers who purchase FSD will now have access to the driver assistant feature of Telsa that is included in the company’s autopilot and enhanced autopilot packages which include automatic parking, automatic lane changes, and many more.
Owners of Telsa Can Now Upgrade Their Existing Cars to FSD
The hike in price will follow the vast release of FSD beta version 10.69.2 as musk noted in the tweet. And in a separate tweet, Musk wrote that FSD beta 10.69 had started to roll out and 10.69.2 in a few weeks should be good enough to provide to all FSD beta participants.” This very version according to TechCrunch “boasts upgrades like improved unprotected left turns, a 17% improvement of velocity error for pedestrians and bicyclists, and a new ‘deep lane guidance’ module for smoother lane switches.”
Elon musk also wrote that owners of Telsa can now upgrade their existing cars to FSD in two minutes via the Telsa app.