Tesla continues to show that it is a different company, which treats its vehicles as a technological device rather than a car. During the shareholders’ meeting held today, Elon Musk announced that they will offer Autopilot tests to current clients. That is, by means of a software update those who do not have the activated function will be able to test it for a certain time and decide if they want to buy it.
Activate the improved Autopilot is priced at $ 5,000 or 5,300 euros if done at the time of purchase of the car. In case you want to activate later, the price increases to $ 6,000 or 6,300 euros.
Tesla is working actively in the Autopilot, the company’s assisted driving system. Elon Musk has promised significant improvements over the next few months with reliability and even greater capabilities in the next six to twelve months.
5,000 Model 3 per week in June
Elon Musk initiated the shareholders meeting visibly affected, on the verge of tears, thanking all the people working at Tesla in one of the toughest moments of the company and ensuring that “in Tesla we make cars with love, although it sounds corny to say it ” The CEO of the company calmed down as the meeting developed. He explained details, answered questions, including the disclosure of the Autopilot free trial.
He also revealed that they will be able to produce about 5,000 Model 3 per week at the end of June and 10,000 in 2019. The increase is related to a new, much more efficient production line, he explained. He said that the time devoted to solving the problems of delays and inefficiency when assembling the car have been the most horrible months of his life.
The ultimate goal of the constant improvements to Autopilot is to make the software good enough to make Tesla cars fully autonomous by the end of 2019, as long as local regulations allow.