A subscription era has begun for almost everything in recent years. Websites, music listening platforms, we subscribe to cinema and series platforms for everything. There are even subscriptions that allow us to borrow other computers instead of buying a computer to play games.
The last company to prefer this method is that we know with its electric cars. Tesla happened. Company, for $199 started to give its users a fully autonomous driving service subscription. However, these vehicles will not move entirely on their own.
The cost of pretending to be fully autonomous and not being fully autonomous: $199
Tesla announced to its users in a statement made on Saturday. advanced driver support package announced that it started to offer a monthly subscription service for $ 199. For this feature called fully autonomous driving, 10 thousand dollars at a time those who do not want to pay will be able to use this feature as a subscription.
Tesla previously announced that the subscription service will create continuous income and stated that features such as lane change and parking assist, which can normally be quite expensive, will increase the number of customers. Long-standing preparations in this area bore fruit.
Not fully autonomous
The US automaker still said that the feature they opened on Saturday ” doesn’t make the vehicle fully autonomous“, the driver should give his full attention and that drivers should hold the steering wheel stated. It was also announced that the feature is currently only available in US states where such technologies are allowed.
Tesla CFO speaking at investor meeting in April Zachary Kirkhorn, explained in his speech that there is a large group of customers who do not receive advanced driving support, and that this group can generate regular income with their transition to a more convenient subscription system.
Driving support service provided in this subscription service SAE Level 2, that is, the vehicle does not drive itself, it helps the driver.