Tesla has officially released its much-anticipated “Autosteer on City Streets” feature while also lowering the price of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package to $12,000 in the United States.
The “Autosteer on City Streets” capability, which enables Tesla vehicles to autonomously navigate complex urban environments, has been in beta testing for years. But it is now finally being added as part of the driver assistance features in Tesla’s FSD suite.
Tesla had listed “Autosteer on City Streets” as coming later this year. However, the automaker recently updated its online configurator to confirm the feature is now available, removing the “coming soon” label.
This represents a major milestone for Tesla’s autonomous driving ambitions. “Autosteer on City Streets” allows Tesla cars to automatically drive themselves on urban roads, handling turns, stopping at traffic lights, and more with minimal driver input.
Alongside rolling out this new capability, Tesla has also lowered the price of its FSD package from $15,000 to $12,000 in the US. The discounted pricing makes FSD more affordable as the feature set expands.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has previously said that the price of FSD will continue to rise as capabilities improve over time. So this current $12,000 price point may represent the most economical way to gain access to Tesla’s fastest path towards full autonomy.
For now, “Autosteer on City Streets” remains restricted to the US market. But Musk has indicated that wider international availability could come soon as Tesla aims to deliver fully self-driving vehicles.