Tesla made a huge announcement last week that has sent shockwaves through the auto industry. The company revealed that they have now sold over 1 million vehicles with Full Self-Driving (FSD) capabilities. This news is revolutionary in terms of the automotive industry, as it marks the first time ever that any company has made such a bold statement about driverless technology. It’s no wonder then that Tesla CEO Elon Musk was so thrilled to make this announcement—it shows just how far his vision for autonomous vehicles has come since its inception. In this blog post, we will explore the implications of Tesla’s FSD announcement and what it means for the future of driverless cars.
Tesla’s FSD option
Tesla’s FSD option is a driver assistance feature that allows drivers to have their car automatically navigate city streets without any input. Tesla first announced this feature in October 2016, and it has been gradually rolling it out to customers ever since.
In July 2019, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the company had sold over 200,000 cars with the FSD option. This represents a significant increase from the 150,000 cars that were sold with the feature as of May 2019.
The FSD option is an important part of Tesla’s long-term vision for autonomous driving. The company plans to eventually roll out a fully self-driving capability that will allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel and feet off the pedals altogether.
The FSD option is currently in beta testing with a select group of customers. Tesla plans to roll out the feature to all customers who have purchased it by the end of 2019.
How much it costs
Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) feature is one of the most talked-about features of the Tesla Model 3, and for good reason. The FSD package costs an additional $5,000 on top of the price of the vehicle, and allows the car to drive itself in most situations.
Despite the high cost, many Tesla buyers have opted for the FSD package. In a blog post from earlier this year, Tesla revealed that 35% of Model 3 buyers had purchased the FSD package.
While the cost of the FSD package may seem high, it’s important to remember that it includes some of the most cutting-edge technology available in any vehicle on the market today. For many Tesla buyers, the peace of mind that comes with having a car that can drive itself is worth the extra cost.
Tesla’s plans for the future
In October 2020, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would be selling a Full Self-Driving (FSD) package for its vehicles. The package, which costs $8,000, promises to enable autonomous driving features in the future.
Since then, Tesla has been working on delivering on that promise. The company has been building out its fleet of self-driving test vehicles and gathering data to train its autonomous driving system.
Now, Tesla has provided an update on how many buyers have actually purchased the FSD package. According to Musk, there are currently about 20,000 Tesla owners who have bought the FSD package.
This number is likely to grow in the future as Tesla continues to develop its autonomous driving technology and makes it available to more customers.