Elon Musk has just announced that all American Tesla users can now subscribe to self-driving beta. Previously, you had to meet specific criteria to benefit from it. Accessing it is very simple, but the price is high.
We talk so much about Elon Musk and Twitter lately that we almost forget that he is also the CEO of Tesla. The billionaire will remind him with a sensational announcement (made on Twitter, of course): all Tesla owners can now take advantage of self-driving in beta.
To take advantage of it, you only need to meet one condition: lives in North America. The news is actually only widespread in this part of the world. In Europe, the much stricter legislation does not currently allow this.
The Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it from the car’s display, provided you have purchased this option.
Congratulations to the Tesla Autopilot/AI team for achieving a major milestone!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 24 November 2022
Autonomous driving can be activated quickly on Teslas
Tesla owners can get direct access to this news from their screen and can activate it if they have subscribed to the feature. It’s not a given as it costs no less than $15,000. It should also be remembered that it is still in beta, therefore in the running-in phase.
This feature has been on Teslas for a while in the US. In 2020, only a handful of drivers could take advantage of it, and their number has gradually increased over the months. By October 2022, more than 160,000 owners were using it.
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Until now, specific criteria had to be met to take advantage of the “Full Self-Driving Capability” option. such as having a high safety score based on the analysis of your driving or having driven more than 100 miles in autopilot. These restrictions jump.
If autonomous driving seems to be the futurethis technology still scares regulators. Even more, Tesla Autopilot, the “level below” is in the crosshairs of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The technology is actually involved in many accidents across the Atlantic, and one man has even been convicted of manslaughter.
Either way, the implementation of this technology for everyone is a real turning point for Tesla, which wants to move forward to remain one of the innovation leaders in the automotive industry.