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Tesla finally returns Autopilot to second-hand Model S owner (thenextweb.com)
9 points by petee 15 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

You mean they re-enabled software that they ^illegally pulled from a owners car. From the last thread on this I kind of wish the USA would get on the ball like most of Europe.

^Posters in the last thread said that in most of Europe you own that 'license' and it cant just be revoked by the manufacturer. We have basically seen Cisco kill the entire secondhand market in the USA with this: "You dont own the software, you just license it" I think 'technocratic hell' is what I called that. I still feel the same way- we need better protection around consumers in the US where XYZ megacorp cant just kill your car because they have deemed it an unsupported model.

Thread where they pulled the feature here; https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22263721

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