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Elon Musk says that Tesla’s software became more expensive

Separately, self-driving cars have their own autonomous software which could see a price increase in September.

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Elon Musk said on Twitter on Sunday that starting on September 5, Tesla will increase the cost of its “Full Self-Driving” beta software in North America from $12,000 to $15,000.

Prior to that day, orders will continue to cost $12,000, Musk said. The most recent price increase for FSD was on January 17, when it rose by $2,000, according to the business.

FSD is not a fully autonomous system, despite what its name might imply. According to Tesla, the technology is instead “designed for usage with a fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is prepared to take control at any moment.” (A self-driving car is not currently available for purchase anywhere.) The driver assistance functions offered by Tesla’s Autopilot and Enhanced Autopilot packages will be available to drivers who purchase FSD (automatic parking, automatic lane changes and more).

According to Musk’s tweet, the price increase will occur after the general release of FSD beta version 10.69.2. Musk stated in a different tweet that the FSD beta 10.69 rollout had started and that “10.69.2 should be good enough to deliver to all FSD beta participants in a few weeks.” This version touts improvements including improved unprotected left turns, a 17% reduction in velocity error for pedestrians and bikers, and a new “deep lane guiding” module for easier lane shifts, according to TechCrunch.

Musk also stated that using the Tesla app, Tesla customers may convert their current vehicle to FSD in about two minutes.

This was first printed in Roadshow.

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