For the past two years or so, Tesla has provided a “full self-driving” option on its vehicles. The option cost $5,000.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced new mid-range options for the Model 3 this week, and the associated design website renames the “Full Self-Driving” feature to “Enhanced Autopilot”.
In a tweet, Musk said:
I am a bit confused by the meaning of Musk’s tweet. Is “full self-driving” actually still available, on an alternate menu? Does he mean “full self-driving” has been unavailable for week?
The simplest explanation seems to be that Tesla decided to rebrand their Autopilot feature.
A lot of people have been skeptical about the ability of Tesla to create a fully autonomous vehicle with only cameras and one radar and no lidar. Perhaps this is a nod in that direction.
Autopilot is still the best ADAS system on the market, though.