Tesla has started offering a monthly subscription for its Full Self Driving package for $ 199 per month (h / t Electrek). Tesla owners who purchased the since-discontinued Enhanced Autopilot package can get the FSD subscription for $ 99 per month, according to Tesla’s support page. So far, the automaker has sold its FSD package for a one-time fee of $ 10,000, but the monthly subscription allows users to test FSD features (literally) without a long-term commitment. Tesla owners can cancel their monthly FSD subscription at any time, according to the terms on the Tesla website.
Only Tesla that have computer hardware FSD 3.0 (HW3) or higher as well as basic or enhanced autopilot configurations are eligible to subscribe to FSD; other owners can purchase a hardware upgrade for $ 1,500 to make their vehicles DSF ready.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been promising an FSD subscription option for a few years. Tesla finally started sending over-the-air software updates for FSD version 9 beta earlier this month. As a reminder, the FSD software does not allow a Tesla vehicle to be driven without driver intervention.
One owner shared a notice he received from Tesla with CNBC, which stated that the FSD subscription included “features such as Navigate on autopilot, automatic lane change, automatic park, summon and control of traffic lights and stop signs ”. The notice also stated that “the currently activated features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous”.