Tesla to Offer One-Month Trial of Driver-Assist Technology for Customers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the company’s website have announced that both existing and new customers in the United States will receive a one-month trial of Tesla’s driver-assist technology Full Self-Driving (FSD). In addition to this trial, Tesla staff will be required to provide demonstrations of FSD to new buyers and owners of serviced vehicles. These details were confirmed by two emails verified by a Tesla source.

The decision to offer this trial period comes at a time when Tesla’s sales and margins are facing pressure from price competition and softening demand. FSD is an add-on feature priced at $12,000, which allows vehicles to navigate city streets. Despite Tesla’s branding of its driver-assisting systems as Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, the company emphasizes that these features do not make its vehicles autonomous and require active driver supervision.

Elon Musk confirmed on social media platform X that all US cars capable of FSD will be enabled for the one-month trial this week. The trial will apply to new sales of Tesla models X, S, and Y, according to the company’s website.

Tesla has been facing increased regulatory scrutiny of its self-driving systems and other aspects in the United States and some European countries. In December, Tesla recalled nearly all of its 2 million vehicles on US roads to implement new safety measures. The price war with competitors that began over a year ago has also negatively impacted Tesla’s margins. In January, Tesla anticipated “notably lower” sales growth for the year as it shifts its focus to the production of its next-generation EV, codenamed “Redwood.”

By Aiden Johnson

As a content writer at newspoip.com, I have a passion for crafting engaging and informative articles that captivate readers. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, I strive to deliver content that not only informs but also entertains. My goal is to create compelling narratives that resonate with our audience and keep them coming back for more. Whether I'm delving into the latest news topics or exploring in-depth features, I am dedicated to producing high-quality content that informs, inspires, and sparks curiosity.

Leave a Reply