Looks like Elon Musk is leaving no stone unturned to push up the year-end sales. Well, there could not have been a better option than this offer being given out by Tesla. Well, the automaker would be providing the ‘Full Self-Driving’ system with absolutely no charges at all for three complete months to all those customers who would be placing orders for Tesla vehicles during the last three days of the year, that is, on the 29th, 30th and 31st of December 2020.
The ‘Full Self-Driving’ system is otherwise optional and customers can make a choice if they actually require it. The complete system comes at $10,000. The promotional offer being provided by Tesla was initially reported by Electrek, post which, the same was confirmed by none other than Elon Musk, who went on to post the following tweet: “All Tesla cars delivered in the final three days of the year will get three months of the Full Self-Driving option for free.” Musk further added that the vehicle needs to be delivered and the required documentation should be complete in all aspects no later than the midnight hour of Dec 31st.
Features coming along with the ‘Full Self-Driving’ system
Customers who would be purchasing Tesla cars during the specified days mentioned above are liable to receive the following features absolutely for no charges:
- Navigation feature during the Autopilot mode: The vehicle is capable of navigating completely on its own and can even switch over easily between on-ramp to off-ramp when driving on a highway. It can also race past ahead those cars that are running slow.
- Automatic lane changing capability: The vehicle can safely change lanes during highway driving.
- Automatic parking ability: The vehicle can get parked perfectly in both parallel as well as perpendicular parking slots.
- The ‘Summon’ feature: Well, this may sound unbelievable but it is absolutely true. The parked car can automatically trace down its owner from anywhere within the complete parking lot. Absolutely amazing.
- Control on the Traffic Light as well as the Stop Sign: The vehicle would have the capability to automally halt itself whenever there is a stop symbol. At the same time, it is capable of following the traffic symbols.
So far, the subscription offer for the ‘Full Self-Driving’ system is yet to arrive. However, Musk states that it should be out pretty soon, during the initial phase of 2021 itself. The cost of this system has not been consistent for the past few months and it has been varying rapidly. However, Tesla gave away the complete system in the form of a promotional offer so that it can meet the year-end sale goals. The automaker is very confident that its sales would boost up very high, thanks to this incentive that it is providing.
However, there are a certain section of people who are not very convinced about the manner in which Tesla goes about showcasing its technologies related to ‘Full Self-Driving’ as well as its ‘advanced safety and convenience feature’ owing to a note that Tesla has put up on it website, albeit in a smaller font size. The note reads as follows: “The currently enabled features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous.” By this statement, one could get a feeling that the automaker is contradicting its own statements.The same thing was highlighted by Jennifer Homendy, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), who went on to post a tweet stating, “Full self-driving’ suggests that the vehicle can drive itself right now, without input from a human operator. That’s not true. There should be safeguards in place to prevent such deceptive claims.”
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