Tesla’s Self Driving Subscription

Just one more car-related post this week …

Tesla, which used to charge a one-time fee of $10,000 to make your car self-driving now offers a subscription service of $199 per month. I’m not ready for software to drive my car, and my Ford remains very much a dumb car.
Nevertheless, that $199 price point made me smile. My wife and I share a car, and before the Pandemic, she was taking the car to work most days. I thought about buying another car but instead decided to try an experiment where I’d just use my E-Bike to get around town and use a Lyft anytime I needed to go to a meeting. After doing that for about a year, my monthly Lyft budget was right around $199. So I guess you could say I’ve already paid the $199 per month self-driving subscription.