Tesla's big surprise? Musk delays news by two daysCEO Elon Musk pushes back his mystery Tesla announcement to Wednesday. Some think it could be about Autopilot. Meanwhile, Tesla will announce some solar news next week.
Elon Musk has a surprise to unveil about Tesla but he needs a little more time to get it ready. The CEO of Tesla previously teased on Twitter that he would reveal an unexpected mystery product on Monday. But alas, Monday came, and Musk wasn't quite finished. On Sunday night, he tweeted that he's pushing back the announcement to Wednesday, adding that it needs a few more days of refinement. What is the mystery behind all this hype? Some are guessing it could be an update to Autopilot, the self-driving software in Tesla's Model S An X cars. Not everyone is a fan of the name autopilot. Germany's transport minister wrote a letter asking the company to rename the feature with the concern that it encourages drivers to believe they do not need to pay attention to the road, because it's more of a driver assistant than a driver replacement. Last week, Germany's federal motor authorities Sent a letter to Tesla owners reminding them to pay attention at all times when using autopilot. But that's not all Musk is cooking up. Next week, on October 28th, Musk will be making another announcement. This time We're leaning to Tesla's storage devices, the Power Wall and the Power Pack. Musk first introduced Tesla's battery backup system last year in May with the pitch that it could help homes and businesses store energy from solar panels and help save money on energy bills. Musk said he would be sharing news regarding Solar City, the company that works in partnership with Tesla To help get more solar panels on rooftops. Tesla may soon buy Solar City. A vote on the merger takes place a month from now, on November 17th. In the meantime, Tesla said that if it does acquire Entire Solar City. It will partner with Panasonic to make the solar panels. That's it for this tech news update. I'm Bridget Carey. Stay on top of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update. [MUSIC]