At the time it was introduced with the Autopilot 2.0 hardware in 2016, Tesla said that it would release self-driving capability through over-the-air updates after validating the software and having regulatory approval. The report said that two years later it has yet to happen, but Tesla has always claimed that it is still in the works.
CEO Elon Musk said that the ‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ package was creating too much “confusion.”
Also available off menu for a week. Was causing too much confusion.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 18, 2018
The automaker has removed the option, which has cost between $3,000 and $5,000, on the online design studios of all its vehicles.
Only the $5,000 Enhanced Autopilot package is now officially available to order the option.
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Tesla insists that it is still working to make the feature available as originally planned and buyers can still order it as an “off the menu item” for the next week, but after that, they are unlikely to make the option available to purchase until they actually start rolling out the feature.
Tesla is the world's top electric-vehicle manufacturer.
Reporting by Rene Pastor, contactable on [email protected]