- A YouTube video shows a Tesla Model 3 with the “full self-driving” function driving 358 miles from Los Angeles to Silicon Valley — without the driver intervening.
- The driver only had to take control once to charge the car for one minute and 15 seconds, YouTuber and Tesla enthusiast Whole Mars Catalog (WMC) claimed.
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in December Tesla owners will be able to get the $10,000 “full self-driving” add-on, which doesn’t actually give the cars full autonomy, as a subscription service in early 2021.
- Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
A Tesla driver made a six-hour journey across California on Monday — without any intervention from the driver, save for a charging stop.
YouTuber and Tesla enthusiast Whole Mars Catalog (WMC) posted a time-lapse video on Youtube of a Tesla Model 3 with the “full self-driving” beta travelling from the headquarters of SpaceX in Los Angeles to Silicon Valley.
The “full self-driving” package, currently a $10,000 add-on, allows the cars to stop at traffic lights, recognize signs, change lanes, and park themselves, but does not give the vehicles full autonomy.
WMC claimed that the driver refrained from steering the car, accelerating, or braking, except to make one stop to charge the car in Kettleman City. This one minute and 15 seconds stop was the only form of human control in the entire 358-mile-long trip.
“The fact that it made it all the way down to Los Angeles and then back up