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.

@noelle@chat.noelle.codes this.... seems like a really good way for tesla to get a lot of $14k chargebacks....

@noelle @heartles

"So why did you cancel that card right after getting your Tesla?"

"Oh, no reason."

@heartles I am zero surprised. Elon Musk stans are something else.

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 Musk owns both

Also you probably didn't pay for your exceedingly expensive car with cash

@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. »

@witchfynder_finder @noelle @Leaf

I've seen somebody remotely shut down the breaks on a Toyota before but it sounds like you can just, program a Tesla to drive into parlement. Jesus too much of that car is online.

@Chickiepup @noelle @Leaf Cars are way too electronic anymore tbh

I don't want anything more complex than engine sensors or a stereo in my car

@witchfynder_finder @noelle My guess is for servicing or buying other things through their store.

@noelle it's bad but also tbh it's what i would expect from tesla so not really surprised

May be some news from @tykayn who know several Tesla addict drivers ?
But may be not available in Europe...

haha no idea i only know personnaly only one other tesla driver and he also paid upfront for the full self driving option just like i did


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.

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