Tesla's Full Self-Driving system 'not great,' admits Musk
In a tweet, Musk said: "FSD Beta 9.2 is actually not great imo, but Autopilot/AI team is rallying to improve as fast as possible. We're trying to have a single tech stack for both highway & city streets, but it requires massive NN (neural network) retraining." He then posted: "Just drove FSD Beta 9.3 from Pasadena to LAX. Much improved!"
Tesla Model Y electric SUVs spotted in Europe: Report
Tesla originally planned to only launch the Model Y in Europe when it locally produced the electric SUV at Gigafactory Berlin in Germany, reports Electrek. However, the automaker changed its plans last month and opened Model Y orders for September deliveries, but those vehicles are going to be produced at Gigafactory Shanghai in China.
Tesla pushes new Model 3 Standard Range Plus orders
According to Electrek, Tesla has updated its online configurator to push the delivery timeline for new Model 3 Standard Range Plus orders to January 2022, which was previously November 2021. However, Tesla's online configurator shows that the Model 3 Long Range still has a November 2021 delivery timeline, while the Model 3 Performance can be delivered as fast as four to seven weeks.
Tesla confirms Cybertruck electric pickup delayed to 2022: Report
On the order page, Tesla had updated the footnotes to confirm that the configurator will be available when "production nears in 2022," Electrek reported on Saturday. The note is the same for all three variants of the Cybertruck despite Tesla previously saying that the two higher-end variants, Dual Motor and Tri-Motor, will come first. When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck back in 2019, it had said that the electric pickup truck would make it to market by the end of 2021.
Tesla restarts Model S deliveries: Report
Last week, many Tesla Model S buyers reported that their vehicles arrived from the Fremont factory to their local delivery centre, but their local sales advisers were telling them that they couldn't deliver the new electric cars. Many of them said that there was a delivery hold on the new version of the Model S, and many different reasons were given to buyers about why they couldn't take delivery, reports Electrek.
Tesla won't offer regular steering wheel on new Model S/X: Elon Musk
Musk insists that the yoke steering wheel is worth it for offering better visibility of the instrument cluster and its driving visualisations. When Tesla unveiled the new Model S with the "yoke" butterfly steering wheel, it was controversial. Some were worried about the actual shape of the wheel being problematic and others about the lack of drive stalk to choose the drive mode, Electrek reported.
Tesla will open its Superchargers to other EVs this year: Musk
According to Musk, Tesla has created its own connector, as there was no standard back then and Tesla was the only maker of long-range electric cars. "It's one fairly slim connector for both low and high power charging," Musk wrote on Twitter. "That said, we're making our Supercharger network open to other EVs later this year," he added. As of May, Tesla's Supercharger network has reached a total of 25,000 chargers.
Mind of Car: Elon Musk teases new Tesla UI release
The updated UI will have something that the CEO referred to as the "mind of car" view. The EV maker has been expected to release a broader user interface update in its vehicles for a while now, Electek reported. It has often been referred to as its v11 software update and it is expected to use some of the new designs seen in the new UI in the updated Model, the report said.
Developing safe self-driving car a 'hard problem', admits Elon Musk
In an earnings call in January, Musk had told investors that he was "highly confident the car will be able to drive itself with reliability in excess of human this year". In the latest tweet, Musk said: "Generalized self-driving is a hard problem, as it requires solving a large part of real-world AI. Didn't expect it to be so hard, but the difficulty is obvious in retrospect."
Musk confirms Cybertruck will have 4-wheel steering
Over the last year, Musk has been talking about Tesla unveiling an updated version of the Cybertruck ahead of the start of production, which is still officially planned for later this year. Now, the CEO has confirmed that the Tesla Cybertruck is going to have 4-wheel steering, Electrek reported. "We are adding rear-wheel steering, so it can do tight turns and maneuver with high agility," Musk said.