Tesla will likely bring back Enhanced Autopilot to its vehicles in all markets. After this feature was proposed for the Australian and New Zealand market, in response to a request from customers for a feature for other countries, Elon Musk agreed to do so.
Tesla announced Thursday that it has returned Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) to Australia and New Zealand. Car owners there can now try most of the functionality of FSD for a cheaper price, which is a very tempting offer. In New Zealand, it costs NZ $5,700, in Australia AU $5,100, which in both cases is around US $3,600.
The availability of EAP in Australia and New Zealand has excited Tesla owners around the world. Canadian owner @Model3Owners/Twitter has approached Tesla CEO Elon Musk with a request. He asked the company to bring the feature back for all markets, including the US market. When asked, Musk responded in the affirmative, which could mean the feature will be returned. However, it is worth bearing in mind that the timing, cost, distribution markets, and functionality that will be included remain unknown.
Ok— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 17, 2022
Tesla launched Enhanced Autopilot around the same time it released its Full Self-Driving (FSD). FSD was an upgrade to EAP. It included all the features found in EAP plus Stop Signs and Traffic Lights Recognition, Automatic City Street Driving, and Full Self-Driving. In 2019, Tesla stopped offering EAP in the US and replaced it with basic Autopilot.
Enhanced Autopilot Includes:
- Navigate on Autopilot: Actively guides your car from a highway’s on-ramp to off-ramp, including suggesting lane changes, navigating interchanges, automatically engaging the turn signal and taking the correct exit
- Auto lane change: Assists in moving to an adjacent lane on the highway when Autosteer is engaged
- Autopark: Helps automatically parallel or perpendicular park your car, with a single touch
- Summon: Moves your car in and out of a tight space using the mobile app or key
- Smart Summon: Moves your car to your location (using your phone's GPS as a target destination) or to a location of your choice, maneuvering around and stopping for objects as necessary.
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