Okay I've digested all the news and fine print now. This news about AP2 wasn't a surprise. So here is what we know, AP2 - Hardware will be $5K and more capable, but not until next year. AP1 - will continue to improve, and sometime next year AP2 will be superior to AP1. But despite all that, AP2 will still require you to keep your eyes on the road, and the "go home car I'm drunk" scenario is not going to happen. So I just don't feel that AP1 is going to be that much inferior for quite some time. Now when you have level 4 autonomy, then you can safely say that AP1 will be old enough to be envious. The cars will have enough hardware for AP1 - assuming you pony up $8K. So the real Q is when will we have Level 4 AP? IMO not very soon. Tesla is planning on a coast to coast L4 drive end of next year. Hmm okay. Then it'll take them some time to roll it out. Then it'll take governments time to catch on. And then you have EST, economic climate etc. I feel it's safe to say that AP1 cars are still heckuva cool and hitech for at least another year, or two. After which, well, it's time to upgrade anyway ;-) .. but until then, you are buying some fancy cameras for $8k that you really can't use.