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Tesla has passed one billion miles driven on Autopilot, the company said.
The milestone was announced in a tweet. A billion miles is more than 40,159 trips around the Earth and 10 trips to the Sun.
As of today Tesla owners have driven 1 billion (!) miles with Autopilot engaged pic.twitter.com/16jMYrAZ7u
— Tesla (@Tesla) November 28, 2018
That number represents 10% of all miles driven by Teslas since 2012, when the Model S was first launched. Autopilot, however, did not become available until 2015.
Autopilot is now available on all new cars with a $5,000 activation fee at the time of purchase or $7,000 if selected later.
The increasing number of Autopilot miles logged is meaningful in that Tesla’s neural networks are being trained to improve its self-driving system. Updates to Autopilot are planned for next year, including new hardware that will aid in the rollout of the company’s Full Self-Driving system.