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Tesla Adds Autopilot as a Standard Feature

All Tesla vehicles now come with Autopilot bundled as a standard feature, the company announced Thursday.

The update was part of a number of changes to the Tesla lineup, features, and pricing. Tesla says it’s now making Autopilot standard for less than the previous cost of adding the feature. For example, Model 3 Standard Plus used to cost $37,500, plus $3,000 for the Autopilot option. It now costs $39,500, with Autopilot included.

Tesla said it decided to start including Autopilot because its data “strongly indicates” that the chance of an accident is much lower when Autopilot is enabled.

The company’s Q1 2019 Vehicle Safety Report said Tesla vehicles were involved in one accident per 2.87 million miles driven on Autopilot, compared to one accident per 1.76 million miles without Autopilot.

“Autopilot also dramatically improves the quality of the driving experience, especially in heavy traffic, as thousands of our customers frequently describe online,” Tesla said in a blog post.

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Knightshade

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If it makes you feel at all better, it's not so much standard as it is "a required $2000 option to get any version of the car"
 

realvvk

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AP is what makes Tesla cars worth the money.

More concerning is that apparently they are not able to make it with a cloth interior. I hope this will not be the case with MY. I am interested in MY but I want cloth seats. I am so glad my Model S was available with cloth seats (and metal roof.)
 
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