Now, of course, there’s a bit of a catch to all of this. All Model X and recent Model S vehicles left the factory with Autopilot hardware. If the owner wanted it activated at the time of purchase, they paid $2,500 for the tech suite.

If they wish to have it activated after the one-month free trial, however, the price jumps to $3,000 — $500 more than if they’d ordered it before testing it.

Certainly, 500 extra big ones is a small price to pay for such a robust system on a car that costs more than $100,000 to begin with. Still, it’s not nothing.

If you do opt to try it out, please don’t do crazy things with it, as some Tesla owners have so far. It could ruin semi-autonomous tech back by a decade.

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