Tesla Gives 1 Month FSD Trial with New Car Purchases

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Tesla has updated its website to now offer 1 month free Full Self-Driving (FSD) capability for new vehicle purchases in Canada and the U.S., notes @WholeMarsBlog.

This change comes after earlier today, a memo sent out by Tesla CEO Elon Musk urged all new deliveries to include a demo drive of FSD v12.3.1, including cars coming back from service.

Now, Tesla’s website says, “Receive one month trial of Full-Self Driving Capability with a new vehicle purchase. Your car will be able to drive itself almost anywhere with minimal driver intervention and will continuously improve.”

FSD v12.3.1 has seen remarkable improvements. FSD costs an extra $12,000 USD or $16,000 CAD as an add-on in North America, offering city-streets driving on a single end-to-end neural network trained on millions of video clips, replacing over 300,000 lines of C++ code.

“The currently enabled features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous. The activation and use of these features are dependent on achieving reliability far in excess of human drivers as demonstrated by billions of miles of experience, as well as regulatory approval, which may take longer in some jurisdictions. As these self-driving features evolve, your car will be continuously upgraded through over-the-air software updates,” explains Tesla.

Giving customers a free trial of Tesla’s best FSD version to date, will likely convert some to pay extra for the service, thusly adding to Tesla’s bottom line.