berlin1

Jules Financial Enterprise

2755 South Federal Highway Suite #4, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Contact Person: Job J. Jules
E: support@jjulesenterprise.com
P: 561-234-6700

Elon Musk says Tesla’s ‘full self-driving’ subscription is ‘for sure’ launching at some point before July, marking a slight delay

Business

Elon Musk

Summary List Placement

Elon Musk said Monday that subscriptions for Tesla’s “full self-driving” (FSD) feature should be available in the second quarter of 2021 – a slight delay from his earlier prediction.

In response to a Twitter user who asked when the electric car company’s FSD subscription was launching, Musk replied: “Q2 for sure.”

The price of an FSD subscription isn’t known, but Musk said that “buying FSD will still be a better long-term deal than subscription.”

FSD currently costs a one-off $10,000 and is available in beta form to some drivers. It does not make a Tesla car fully autonomous.

It is an add-on to Tesla’s Autopilot — which can brake, accelerate, and steer automatically — and allows cars to park themselves, change lanes, and identify both stop signs and traffic lights. The company released a beta version to some Tesla owners in October. 

The subscription, which allows drivers to pay for Tesla’s advanced driver-assistance system in installments rather than the whole package at once, has faced numerous delays

Musk said in Tesla’s third-quarter earnings call in October that the company would release the feature to the public by the end of 2020, per The Verge.

But this got pushed back. Musk tweeted in December that the “full self-driving” package will be rolled out as a subscription in early 2021. Now it looks like it could be postponed until mid-2021, judging by Monday’s tweet.

In a separate tweet, Musk said the reason behind the delay of FSD was that Tesla was taking more time to improve AI in the software.

SEE ALSO: Experts say we’re decades from fully autonomous cars. Here’s why.

SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says Tesla will release its ‘full self-driving’ feature as a subscription in early 2021

SEE ALSO: ‘Absolutely brilliant’: an auto-manufacturing expert praised Tesla’s latest self-driving software after a test ride

SEE ALSO: 10 times Elon Musk proved Tesla doesn’t need advertising

Join the conversation about this story »

NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button

%d bloggers like this: