Submitted by TSLA4Tesla on December 9, 2019
I am a Model S buyer who bought in 2015. Autopilot being new, and a debatable concept at that time, I didn't buy it! (Also, older cars have older hardware, fewer cameras/radars etc.)
Now Tesla has two levels: 1) Autopilot which I see is included for FREE in every new car. 2) Full Self-Driving Capability (FSD) for which you have to pay $7000.
I am wondering would Tesla offer free Autopilot (basic functionality for car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically within its lane) for original buyers like us? Currently, I have basic Cruise control which doesn't even accelerate or brake in the same lane for this $90k car (when I paid in 2015!)! I see many cheaper cars with adaptive cruise control so I am wondering if Tesla would upgrade buyers like me with Auto Pilot which in regular terms is same as adaptive cruise control.
**I am not asking for FSD- Full Self-Driving- for free.** Our older hardware I don't think is capable for it.