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New York Times - Wroing again

Discussion in 'News' started by RDoc, Oct 16, 2015.

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  1. RDoc

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  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    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.
     
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    He probably confused the cost of autopilot as an option on a new car with the cost of downloading the update.
     
  4. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    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.
     
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    The article specifically states that the update costs $2500, not true.
     
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    An option is not an update.
     
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    Yes a couple of factual errors but overall a very positive and fair review for Autopilot. A win for Tesla! I think the title of this thread is inaccurate (and contains a spelling mistake).
     
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    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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