Summon is absolutely necessary for some owners, but for the majority of people this is just a party trick. When that happens, Tesla owners could — in theory — have their cars earn them money by ferrying other passengers around when not needed, robotaxi-style. That would mean that anyone who buys a Tesla car with FSD now is basically getting the car for free (plus some change, depending on the model). That would make the value of FSD much more than the value of the rest of the vehicle. For those Model 3 owners who took delivery before production of the HW 3.0 computer will receive a retrofit of the new computer for free. Until then, the basic autopilot features that I have now are perfect. It's all possible and perhaps even likely to happen one day, but it might be a long wait until it does. If you were buying a new Tesla now would you spring for the $7,000 option, or wait until the feature is complete and pay the extra cost? Now, Musk has reiterated this sentiment saying he believes the value of FSD could be worth … I keep reading there are many problems with Fantom Braking near misses and how we are years away from actually being fully autonomous. If that were the case, Tesla would then lose hundreds of millions in revenue brought in by selling the FSD feature. For Tesla owners without this package, it might be time to put down the extra cash. All I know is that I want to be there to find out. Before Navigate on Autopilot was released, this would be a harder decision. For comparison, the price for FSD was $5,000 if you ordered it with a new car back then. The car moves into the spot accurately just about every time and it doesn’t take too long. However, parking in perpendicular spots usually takes longer than it would if I just whipped it in myself. But that's the thing about Tesla's Full Self Driving option, the feature doesn't exist yet. It will pull out of the parking space and navigate through the parking lot to you or to a target to meet you. It that point, the value of FSD is probably somewhere in excess of $100,000.". If you wait, you’ll have to pay the full price out of pocket. Back in April of 2017, he said that by the end of that year, a Tesla will be able to drive itself from California to New York without any human intervention. One is regulatory approval of autonomous cars, as Musk mentioned. Then, having FSD in your Tesla would start bringing a return on your investment and possibly even pay off the entire cost of the car and more over a long-term period. When I first took delivery of my Model 3, it was unable to stay in the lines on curvy back roads. FSD versus Tesla Enhanced Autopilot. I personally have a tight parking space at my apartment, so I will occasionally use it to get in and out. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that the company plans to increase the price of its 'Full Self Driving' option, yet again. Musk doubled down on that claim a year ago when he tweeted by the end of 2019 everyone with a Tesla will be able to do a cross country drive without any human intervention. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. I can see how this would be important in a garage full of storage or packed city public parking lots, so it is definitely a nice to have.