Mobileye N.V. - The Road to Full Autonomous Driving: Mobileye and STMicroelectronics to Develop EyeQ®5 System-on-Chip, Targeting Sensor Fusion Central Computer for Autonomous Vehicles This is an interesting read. Looks like autonomy hardware won't be ready (even engineering samples) before 2018. That clearly puts full autonomy out of the reach of the first batch of M3s. This reinforces my belief of leasing my first M3, then in early 2021 probably buy a M3 that's fully autonomous and keep it for a while. I think we are at such a technology inflection point the next 4-5 years that buying makes less sense if you are a geek. The timing of having a full SDK and hardware available in late 2018, would bode well for improved AP/autonomy in M3s in the 2020/2021 timeframe. Note that I'm not discounting the fact that M3s should have at least the same AP features as current MSs, and possibly even more features.