Self-driving may not come this year


The interior of a Tesla Model S is shown in autopilot mode in San Francisco, California, U.S., April 7, 2016.

Alexandria Sage | Reuters

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s messaging around driverless vehicle technology does not always “match engineering reality,” according to meeting notes by the California Department of Motor Vehicles released late Thursday.

Tesla employees, including the company’s director of Autopilot software, CJ Moore, and associate general counsel, Eric Williams, could not confirm to the California regulators that Tesla would be able to produce a truly driverless vehicle this year, despite the CEO’s guidance that it would.

In a January earnings call, Musk said he was “highly…


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