Want to experience a 'stress-free commute?'
Tesla launched the so-called Autopilot last year with the introduction of Version 7.0 software update for the Model S. In just a few weeks the tech became worldwide famous thanks to videos of adventurous drivers giving full control of their vehicles to the system on highways.
If you are curious to find out how it behaves, Tesla is letting customers try out the Autopilot for a trial period of one month. A photo from the Reddit network confirms the information, showing a message on a Tesla infotainment display.
“Try Autopilot Convenience Features and experience a stress-free commute. This one-month free trial enables automatic steering, speed, lane changing, and parking with Summon. Once your trial begins, you’ll receive an email with instructions for permanently upgrading your Tesla.”
If you like what you get, the Californian automaker will charge you $3,000 for an over-the-air software update of your Model S or Model X that will activate the Autopilot after the trial period. New customers of both vehicles will save a few bucks by spending $2,500 on the system when making an order for a new car.
The Autopilot uses camera, radar, ultrasonics, and GPS that provide a real-time data controlling the vehicle. Data feedback from Tesla fleet helps the system to continually learn and improve upon itself.