Tesla Lowers Price of Its Polarizing Full Self-Driving Software by $4,000

Tesla’s Price Cut on Autopilot Tech: A Closer Look

Have you heard the latest buzz about Tesla? Yep, they’ve gone and slashed the prices on their Full Self-Driving (FSD) software in both the US and Canada. According to a recent scoop from the company via X, snagging the FSD Capability for your Tesla will now set you back $8,000 in the US, or if you’re shopping from Canada, it’s $11,000. This is a hefty drop from the previous $12,000 and $16,000 CAD price tags, respectively. And if you’re diving into the details, Electrek reports that Tesla has also phased out the $6,000 Enhanced Autopilot option. But hey, if you already have that, you’re in luck! Upgrading to FSD is now just a $2,000 leap.

Under the Microscope: FSD and Regulatory Eyebrows

It’s no secret that Tesla’s driver assistance features have been under the regulatory microscope for a hot minute. And despite what the name might suggest, Full Self-Driving isn’t ready to kick back and let the car do all the work…yet. Over on Tesla’s website, they’re clear that the current FSD features are still in the co-pilot seat—they “require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous.” And get this: back in March, Tesla reportedly started requiring its staff to give buyers a demo of FSD in action before letting them drive off into the sunset with their new Tesla. It’s like a test drive, but for the software. Pretty cool way to ensure drivers know what they’re getting into, right?

Price Cuts Galore: FSD Subscriptions and More

And the plot thickens! Just a few days before announcing the FSD price drop, Tesla decided to halve the monthly cost of the FSD subscription. Yeah, you heard that right. What used to be a $199 per month deal is now just $99—talk about a steal! But wait, there’s more: Tesla didn’t stop there. They went ahead and trimmed $2,000 off the starting prices of their Model Y, X, and S vehicles. What a weekend for Tesla enthusiasts! However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Earlier this month, Tesla shared that their vehicle deliveries for Q1 2024 didn’t quite hit the mark, marking an 8% drop year-over-year. Guess it shows that even giants can stumble. But with these aggressive price cuts and subscriptions, it looks like Tesla’s gearing up for a comeback swing.

So, what do you think? Are these price adjustments enough to rev up your interest in Tesla’s tech, or are you holding out to see how the Full Self-Driving saga unfolds? Let’s buckle up and watch this space because it seems Tesla has quite the roadmap ahead.

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