One of the most notable elements of the Tesla vehicle fleet has to do with its autonomous driving system. The problem is that Autopilot is not available in Spain. Although it seems that very soon things will change.
As we told you, we knew that Tesla Autopilot would arrive in Europe sooner rather than later, although we did not know exactly when. Now, the CEO of the company, Elon Musk, has used his Twitter account again to tell more details about the launch of the autonomous driving system in the Old Continent.
Elon Musk Confirms Autopilot Launch in Europe
Hopefully not long until we get it here in the UK 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧@elonmusk any idea of timescales? https://t.co/9tbmpSfqEH
In this way, and responding to a community of users based in the United Kingdom about the launch of the autonomous driving system in Europe, he has not hesitated to state that Tesla Autopilot will be available in Spain and other countries this summer.
Remember that this system not exactly cheap since users interested in enjoying Tesla’s fully autonomous driving system will have to pay up to 7,500 euros depending on the model of electric vehicle they have.
That yes, it will be necessary to see how Autopilot can be applied in Europe. In the United States, there are already drivers who are enjoying the effectiveness offered by this autonomous driving system, where we can easily find videos of drivers who literally travel from one place to another without having to touch the steering wheel at any time.
But current regulations in Europe will not allow the use of this type of technology. For example, Enhanced Summon is limited in Europe to 12 meters, while in the United States it is extended to 50 meters. The Autopilot is limited, being able to make turns on curves and highway exits at a maximum speed of 63 kilometers per hour. Finally, we have the lane change function, where the system has to perform the maneuver in a maximum time of 3 to 5 seconds, while in the United States there is no such limitation.
In any case, now we just have to wait for Tesla to activate Autopilot in Europe so that we can enjoy its complete autonomous driving system. Of course, it is most likely that the price will go up. In the United States and Canada it reaches $10,000, so We can expect prices in Europe to change in the coming weeks, going from 7,500 euros to 10,000 euros.
Finally, at the moment we do not know what plans the company has to deploy its autonomous driving system in Europe. Most likely, the motor giant is betting on a staggered deployment, in which little by little more vehicles from the firm founded by Elon Musk will receive the corresponding support.