Tesla Gives Some Drivers Enhanced Autopilot For Free For 30 Days
Tesla has begun to notify drivers that they now have access to Advanced Autopilot for a period of 30 days, giving them the chance to take the features for a spin over the Christmas period.
The trial, which has so far gone live in Australia and New Zealand, allows drivers to enjoy features that aren’t otherwise available on their car.
Those features include Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon, and Smart summon.
“Happy Holidays! A complimentary trial of Enhanced Autopilot has been enabled for you to enjoy for 30 days,” an in-car alert reads. The message also includes instructions on how the features can be enabled as well as tutorials for those who want to learn more information.
The Enhanced Autopilot feature builds on the standard Autopilot and normally costs $6,000 or $5,100 AUD/$5,700 NZD in the two countries where the trial is live.
Ok this is pretty cool, users are reporting free trials of Enhanced Autopilot for 30 days. I already have it on the Model Y and FSD on the Model 3, but neat they are offering this. Auto Lane Change is definitely the most useful feature. pic.twitter.com/GSVhAj0Nti
This is currently the only way for Tesla drivers to test Enhanced Autopilot in their own cars and Tesla will surely be hoping that the feature has enough to convert some trialists into paying customers once it comes to an end.
Whether that will happen remains to be seen, especially with the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package likely to be the one that most people are keen to try out. There’s no trial for FSD right now, however.