I learned yesterday that in Tesla's newest car, if you haven't paid for autopilot, the option to turn it on is still there in the touchscreen - and if you accidentally do turn it on, Tesla immediately - and without warning or notification - charges $14,100 (the cost of the autopilot feature) to the credit card you have on file with them.
@email@example.com this.... seems like a really good way for tesla to get a lot of $14k chargebacks....
Car microtransactions. (Well, micro, I know that actually buying to have that "option unlocked" is still that costly, same goes for the "fine for activating an unlocked option".)
@witchfynder_finder @noelle « Connectivity is an important part of all Tesla cars, further enhancing the driving experience by providing access to features that require data usage — including streaming music and media, live traffic visualization and more.
All cars come with Standard Connectivity which provides access to most connectivity features over Wi-Fi only, in addition to basic maps and navigation and music streaming over Bluetooth®.
Premium Connectivity provides the ability to access all connectivity features over cellular, in addition to Wi-Fi, for the most intuitive and engaging ownership experience. Premium Connectivity is available as a monthly subscription of $9.99 plus applicable tax and can be purchased at any time from the Tesla app or your Tesla Account. Orders of Model S, Model X, Model Y and Model 3 will receive a Premium Connectivity trial at delivery. »
Who the hell has a $14K limit on a credit card? I get manic episodes. I would turn down that option if a bank ever gave it to me.
For only 3,720 dollars more, you could buy a whole ass Brio. An electric car that doesn't jack your credit card.
Autopilot is so stupid just take a godamn bus and give the driver like 10 bucks per rider, still cheaper than this techbro dogshit.
Just Ellie (and perhaps some of her toys).