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New York Times - Wroing again

gg_got_a_tesla

Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913
Jan 29, 2010
6,534
769
Redwood Shores, CA
Yeah, I've seen other media outlets get that a bit "wrong" too. Autopilot, as a feature, does cost $2,500 to enable but, most of us have already paid for it when purchasing the car while some held off in doing so; the latter group can contact Tesla and activate the feature. Not too different from Supercharging enablement for 60 kWh cars in the past.
 

Trnsl8r

S85 2012-2018, X90 since 2016, 3 since 2018
Aug 20, 2011
1,753
138
San Jose, CA
Autopilot is not free (the download costs $2,500), and...

Well, the hardware is standard, and you pay $2,500 to enable the hardware, which is done by software, which you download... "True, but misleading" as CNN would put it.
 

brucet999

Active Member
Mar 12, 2015
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1,494
Huntington Beach, CA
In todays NYT Arron Kessler has a generally very positive piece on Autopilot that states that the update costs $2500. I have no idea where this came from and there's no way I found to let him know it's wrong.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/16/a...-autonomous-driving-to-its-bag-of-tricks.html

Actually the update to Autopilot costs $3,000 for a car equipped with the sensors. He got $2500 from the cost to include Autopilot when ordering the car.

This free version 7.0 update is just finally delivering on many of the promised features.
 

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