You know, I'm not even saying that Tesla should be responsible for providing this training, except maybe to have an easy way to make sure the Autopilot functions remain disabled if the customer isn't comfortable with it or doesn't feel adequately trained in its use. Not likely with a Tesla purchaser, I realize. Again, I'm putting the responsibility directly on the operator of the vehicle to ensure they have the necessary skills to appropriately use the automation. How they gain those skills is up to them.
From the beginning I've been a huge proponent of this type of technology. We've all seen how our populace is more interested in surfing than driving, and it's now proven to be saving lives and reducing collateral damage. I couldn't be happier, and this is the way we need to be encouraging all manufacturers to go. Tesla has the balls to push out this technology when it can be a safety asset, even in Beta. I give them all kinds of kudos for that, and will consider their vehicles first during my next round of shopping. I'm currently rocking a '13 Leaf, and it meets 90% of my driving needs, and I have a gas-banger for my long-range road trip car. The pickup truck only gets driven when my wife needs a load of mulch or I'm planning a big day at Home Depot or Lowes.