Self-driving car expert Brad Templeton does not believe that Tesla is close to having its software ready for full self-driving cars. Brad has lengthy assessment of the current capabilities of the Tesla Autopilot. Brad feels that the Autopilot needs improvements with merging and with avoiding obscured stationary object.
Brad believes Tesla idea to use post-lease cars for a robotaxi fleet is a good idea. Tesla would be able to recover the lower cost of depreciated used cars.
Tesla accounted US Customers will be able to lease Model 3 for a small down payment and competitive monthly payments. Customers can choose any Model 3 variant and select an annual mileage option of 10,000, 12,000, or 15,000 miles. Customers who choose leasing over owning will not have the option to purchase their car at the end of the lease. Tesla plans to use those post-lease self-driving vehicles in a Tesla ride-hailing network.
Tesla Has More New Pricing
All Tesla vehicles now come with Autopilot bundled as a standard feature for less than the prior cost of the option. The Tesla Model 3 Standard Plus used to cost $37,500, plus $3,000 for the Autopilot option. It now costs $39,500, with Autopilot included.
SOURCES – Brad Templeton – Forbes, Tesla
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