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Elon Musk confirms Cybertruck is 'lowest priority' for Full Self-Driving

Elon Musk confirms Cybertruck is 'lowest priority' for Full Self-Driving

It might take a while for Tesla's Full Self-Driving capabilities to come to Cybertrucks.

Elon Musk has publicly commented on the fact that Tesla's latest headline-grabbing vehicle, the Cybertruck, doesn't have access to its impressive self-driving software.

The Full Self-Driving package is still in beta, and while you can download it to run on many Tesla car variants (if you've paid for it), you don't yet have that option on the Cybertruck.

The reasoning is pretty much exactly what you might guess, too, according to Musk, as he continued his long trend of making public statements almost exclusively through the social media platform he now owns.


Responding to a question on X (formerly known as Twitter), Musk didn't mince his words back in December, instead clearly explaining: "Cybertruck is necessarily lowest priority for FSD, as there only a few hundred Cybertruck in the field compared to ~5 million other Teslas."

That gives us multiple bits of interesting information, despite being a short response - not least by confirming that Cybertruck deliveries remain in the territory of low three figures (at least, that was the case nearly a month ago). This was implied, based on the number of sightings of the truck and Musk's admission of how hard it was to manufacture, but had not been confirmed yet.

Musk's post also doesn't give us any indication of when Full Self-Driving might indeed eventually make it to the Cybertruck, and in place of that information it's probably safe to assume it might be quite a while. Even the standard self-driving package has been in beta testing for years, after all.

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While the user he was replying to did ask whether the Cybertruck would require different training models and systems, presumably due to its bulk and differences in how it steers with both its front and rear wheels, for example, Musk didn't address that element of the question.

This will be a bit of a shame for big Cybertruck fans, though - while Full Self-Driving is a controversial addition to some (since it isn't completely finalized but can still be used on public roads) it's undoubtedly an impressive bit of tech.

Just yesterday we saw a pretty amazing video of it in action in downtown San Francisco, navigating through really busy streets and making it past a bunch of hazards, from fire engines to weaving pedestrians, without any drama at all.

Still, as Musk notes, there are apparently around five million Teslas on the road that actually can use the self-driving model, so we'll no doubt continue to see it become more common in those vehicles.

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