Renaming Tesla Autopilot? That’d be ‘idiotic,’ Elon Musk says

Long live Autopilot, as long as Elon Musk has a say.


Tesla’s Autopilot system receives its fair share of press, positive and negative. On one hand, it’s a sophisticated driving aid for the highway. On the other hand, numerous owners have misused the system with sometimes deadly consequences.

The negative, including a recent lawsuit in Germany banning Tesla from advertising the system, has led to conversation surrounding a possible name change. But that’s not happening if Tesla CEO Elon Musk gets the last word.

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Elon Musk says Tesla Cybertruck has 200,000-plus reservations to its name

If Tesla sticks to its timeline, the Cybertruck will land in late 2021.


For the first time since last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave us an idea of how many people have raised their hand to reserve the wildly futuristic Tesla Cybertruck.

The number is “at least 200,000.” Musk made the comment during an interview with Automotive News on Sunday, and it’s a significantly lower figure than the running total compiled by a crowdsourced list. Fans keeping track of their order numbers estimated that there have been approximately 727,000 reservations for the electric pickup truck. That’s a

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If Tesla Cybertruck fails, CEO Elon Musk has another pickup truck plan

Too weird? Tesla will just build something different.

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In some cheeky comments over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk detailed his backup plan if the upcoming Cybertruck ends up a loser. It’s not terribly intricate.

In an interview with Automotive News published Sunday, Musk said Tesla will simply build a “normal” and “copycat” sort of pickup, should the Cybertruck fail. The Tesla CEO poked fun at the segment the Cybertruck plans to invade and talked about the numerous trucks on sale. Market research? That was a big nope from Tesla, with Musk saying the company spent zero time

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Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk offers the company’s EV tech to Audi, others for a price

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We recently covered Audi CEO Markus Duesmann’s statement that Audi was at least two years behind Tesla when it came to computing power in its EVs and self-driving car technology. That he admitted that publicly is a pretty big deal, but it could result in some unlikely benefits.

See, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk saw Teslarati’s coverage of Duesmann’s statement and decided to offer up assistance (sort of) to the other companies that are trying to catch up to the Big T. Specifically, on Twitter July 29 (because where else, really) he said Tesla would be willing to

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