Musk Hints Tesla Could Bring ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ Back Worldwide

San Francisco, June 19 (IANS): Elon Musk hinted that Tesla could bring back “Enhanced Autopilot” for those interested in a more immersive semi-autonomous driving experience than Basic Autopilot, but aren’t willing to pay $12,000 for the Full Self-Driving suite ( FSD) the company’s most advanced.

In early 2019, Tesla phased out Enhanced Autopilot when transitioning all vehicles to receive Basic Autopilot as a standard option with every vehicle purchase, Teslarati reports.

It’s become a mainstay for owners in China and Europe, and other regions, but hasn’t appeared in the United States for more than three years, according to the report.

After Tesla introduced Enhanced Autopilot in Australia and New Zealand earlier this week, Trevor Page, founder of the Model 3 Owners Blog, suggested Tesla bring back the Enhanced Autopilot program because “FSD is still too expensive for what you get”.

Page then suggested that Tesla should offer a basic Autopilot for each vehicle, while the Enhanced Autopilot would be available at a lower price than FSD as a limited offer. FSD would still be available for purchase at its normal $12,000 tag.

Musk simply replied “Okay”, hinting that the option might be available.

Although FSD is among the most advanced advanced driver assistance systems on the market, it is expensive for the value and not complete. Musk thinks Tesla will complete the FSD suite by the end of the year.

The differences between Basic Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Tesla’s fully self-driving suites are significant, all offering a combination of assist features that make driving less hassle with enhanced safety features.

Although none of the programs are fully autonomous, meaning the vehicles cannot drive themselves without human intervention, they are designed to increase safety and reduce the risk of accidents.

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