Submitted by madmatman365 on Thu, 2020-01-09 08:51
I understand most users are glad that they now have to pay 10$ per month for internet. I don't understand Tesla's viewpoint on this so I'll try and break it down. Tesla requires a constant internet connection as the amount of data they analyze from each user is very large. I'm fine with that, the more data they have, the better the product will become. My issue is now they are trying to pawn off the cost of this to the end user. They are making it seem as if premium data connection is needed for Caraoke, live traffic, music, etc.. but in reality they already require it to make their own product better.
If they want to take this route, they must have an option to refuse collecting any and all data from us. In machine learning, data is crucial and expensive. We are providing them the largest dataset in the market for free. I was fine with them taking any data from us with us having the benefit of convenient features but now they are trying to make us pay the cost for them to gather data. Not cool Tesla.