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Autopilot Trial

The Autopilot trial provides you with the opportunity to experience our latest driver assistance features for 60 days, at no cost. This includes access to Autopilot features that enable your car to steer, accelerate and brake for you within almost any lane. It will also automatically change lanes on most highways to overtake other cars or navigate to interchanges and exits.

By opting into the trial, you’ll be able to activate (or disable) the full suite of Autopilot functionality from your car’s touchscreen.

During your trial, you can upgrade to an Autopilot package at a reduced cost via the car's touchscreen or through your Tesla Account.

How to Engage Autopilot

Before using Autopilot, please read your Owner's Manual for instructions and more safety information. While using Autopilot features, it is your responsibility to stay alert, drive safely and be in control of your car at all times.

Activating Autopilot in Model S and Model X

Activating Autopilot in Model 3

Activating Navigate on Autopilot (Beta)

For cars with the latest software update, this trial includes Navigate on Autopilot (Beta)—designed to get you to your destination more efficiently by actively guiding your car from on-ramp to off-ramp including lane changes and highway exits.

Navigate on Autopilot (Beta) builds on existing Autopilot features, which can still be engaged independently. For this feature to be available to engage, you must first enable Autosteer (Beta) by going to Controls > Autopilot > Autosteer and then enable the Navigate on Autopilot (Beta) feature.

Before this feature can be enabled, camera calibration is required, and the latest version of Navigation maps must be downloaded via WiFi. Learn more about Navigate on Autopilot (Beta) here.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Autopilot?
Autopilot is an advanced driver assistance system that enhances safety and convenience behind the wheel. When used properly, Autopilot reduces your overall workload as a driver. Learn more about the latest Autopilot features here.

When will the Autopilot trial start?
Owners who have not already purchased an Autopilot package or experienced an Autopilot trial, will qualify for the 60-day trial. There are many factors that affect exactly when your Autopilot trial will begin, including delivery date, car type, location and current software version. For many owners, the Autopilot trial will be available soon after delivery.

Do I need to do anything to start my Autopilot trial?
No. If you have not already purchased Autopilot or experienced an Autopilot trial on your Tesla, you will qualify for the 60-day trial. Your car must be running on the latest software version before the 60-day trial can begin.

How does the Autopilot trial work?
You’ll get a notification on your touchscreen when the trial is available. If you select ‘Enable’, all Autopilot features, except Navigate on Autopilot (Beta), will immediately be activated.

You can choose to activate or disable certain Autopilot features at any point during the trial through the touchscreen, just as an owner who has purchased an Autopilot package is able to do.

What should I know before engaging Autopilot?
Before using Autopilot, please read your Owner's Manual for instructions and more safety information. If you agree to enable the trial, all Autopilot features, except Navigate on Autopilot (Beta), will immediately be activated. Please only enable these features if you will pay attention to the road, keep your hands on the steering wheel and be prepared to take over at all times.

Autosteer is a driver assistance feature and does not make your car autonomous. Autosteer is designed for use on highways that have a center divider, clear lane markings and no cross-traffic. It should not be used on highways that have very sharp turns or lane markings that are absent, faded, or ambiguous.

Will I still have standard cruise control during the trial?
No. During the trial, your Tesla will be updated with Traffic-Aware Cruise Control instead of standard cruise control. This means when you engage cruise control, your Tesla will automatically adjust speed according to the flow of surrounding traffic. It’s very important to note that once the trial expires, Traffic-Aware Cruise Control will return to standard cruise control, which holds a set speed and does not adapt to traffic conditions.

Can I opt out of the trial?
Yes. You can opt out of the trial at any time by selecting, “I do not want to experience Autopilot” on the in-car notification which appears when your trial first begins. If you begin the trial but want to end it early, you can do so by going to the 'Autopilot' tab in the Settings menu and selecting the 'Trial' button near the top right of the display. Once the trial notification appears, you can tap on “I do not want to experience Autopilot”.

If you end your trial, your Tesla will automatically reboot to remove Autopilot functionality from your car. This process will only take a minute or so.

How much will the Autopilot trial cost?
The 60-day Autopilot trial is free for all Tesla owners who have not yet purchased an Autopilot package. You will have the option to purchase permanent Autopilot functionality via the car’s touchscreen or through your Tesla Account at any time during or after the trial.

How can I purchase Autopilot?
You can purchase Autopilot at any time via the car's touchscreen or through your Tesla Account, with any major credit card or ACH.

To purchase Autopilot from your Tesla, go to the trial screen in the 'Autopilot' tab in the Settings menu and select 'Order Now'. Select the Autopilot upgrade option of your choice. If you have not already added a payment method to your Tesla Account, you will be prompted to enter your credit card information. After completing your purchase, your Autopilot upgrade will be permanently available on your Tesla.

What happens when the trial ends?
You will receive a notification on the touchscreen informing you that your free trial has ended. If you would like to purchase an Autopilot package, select 'Order Now' and follow the on-screen prompts. You can also purchase an Autopilot package at any time through your Tesla Account or under the 'Autopilot' tab in Settings.

Please be aware and cautious once your trial ends as all Autopilot Features will be disabled. The Traffic-Aware Cruise Control feature that comes with the trial will revert to standard cruise control and will no longer automatically adjust speed based on traffic.

How do I know how many days I have remaining on my trial?
You can see how many days are remaining in your trial by going to the 'Autopilot' tab in Settings.

I got an error message when beginning my trial, what should I do?
If you received an error message during your trial, please contact Customer Support. If you have any other questions, please contact Customer Support.

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