Tesla Offers Free Autopilot Trial Period For Model S

Apr 22, 2016 08:29 AM EDT | Tes Christiansen

Tesla Motors continues to innovate its supercars' features with value-added services. This time, customers are given the awesome opportunity to use the brand's autopilot technology for the Model S for a certain time period.

The self-driving technology, aptly named AutoSteer, is another of Tesla's latest optional offerings for the Model S and the service is especially directed to its customers who are still a wee bit hesitant of driving hands-free, according to TopSpeed. The system is fairly simple; it allows Model S owners an option to share full control of the vehicle using the technology.

People who have experienced the technology can personally vouch for Tesla's autopilot feature, which they found comfortable to work with, and encourage others to do the same. Since Tesla is all about banking on worthwhile customer experience, CEO Elon Musk and his team are letting customers try it for an entire month totally free of charge.

The self-driving feature can be added to the Model S's integrated services after the trial is completed via an over-the-air (OTA) update. As always, should customers still feel the need to do a bit more thinking about it, the software would be automatically disabled and the car can be driven normally.

Further queries on how customers can get their fill of the Autopilot experience can be found on Tesla's website, Autoblog reports. This life-saving technology can be ordered together with the Model S right away for $3,000, whereas if an existing owner decides to give a go at it after the free trial ends, it can be purchased for $2,500. Customers would then receive an email confirmation of this cool feature as a permanent addition to their vehicles.

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