Musk underscored the huge challenges of large-scale manufacturing, and suggested he might not feature on every Tesla earnings call in future.
Elon Musk said Tesla customers who are subscribing for Full Self-Driving (FSD) right now are "betting on the future."
Tesla offered customers with older cars a $1,500 Full Self-Driving hardware upgrade, provoking a backlash. Now, it's charging $1,000.
Elon Musk said in April that the latest version of Tesla's Full Self-Driving software should be released in June - but people are still waiting.
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office described the crash as a reminder that Autopilot "cannot be relied upon to get you safely" to your destination.
The news contradicts CEO Elon Musk's previous comments that he was "confident" that Tesla's "Full Self-Driving" feature would be ready in 2021.
Tesla said it was likely somebody was in the driving seat during the deadly crash in Texas, contradicting local law enforcement.
Elon Musk said data logs showed the Tesla didn't have Autopilot turned on when it crashed. Police said they hadn't been given that data.
The US regulator said it was investigating the crash - the latest in a series of Tesla crashes it is looking into.
In a series of tweets, Elon Musk indicated Tesla was using the in-car cameras to determine eligibility for the company's full self-driving software.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk told his social media followers the firm had revoked access to FSD software for beta testers who didn't pay close enough attention
Tesla CEO Elon Musk used Twitter to announce an expansion of its beta testing program for its Full Self-Driving software.