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MASTER THREAD: Model 3 HW3 retrofit questions, wait time, issues

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by T3M3T, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. DSolie

    DSolie Member

    Jul 2, 2020
    Olympia, WA
    Tesla is already including HW3 in all of their inventory vehicles. Elon's goal is to have a huge fleet of self-driving vehicles, he's going to want his cars that CAN have FSD hardware to get FSD Hardware. For those remaining vehicles that are out there without HW3, once FSD rolls out to a level of a subscription level it's a revenue generator that first quarter. If people already have the HW3 installed, then they can just sign-up and FSD... No need to make an appointment, flood the service centers etc.

    If it's subscription based, it's a software toggle OTA. Just like many other pieces of technology, all the hardware is built in, you just have to buy the license to activate it.
  2. TEG

    TEG Teslafanatic

    Aug 20, 2006
    So, based on the above, another thought is to sign up for FSD subscription service, which one could assume they would then upgrade your hardware, then cancel service if you decide you don't need FSD anymore.
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  3. McFlurri

    McFlurri Active Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Kitchener, Ontario
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  4. tomas

    tomas Out of warranty...

    Oct 22, 2012
    We shall see. The % of cars that could FSD if only they had HW3 will keep shrinking as a % of the fleet until it is insignificant. Does it make sense for Tesla to retrofit them for a subscription use? I don’t know, but if I were them I’d only do it for customers who would sign up for say 24 months of FSD in advance.
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