Tue. May 21st, 2019

Tesla’s new AI chip isn’t a silver bullet for self-driving cars

Tesla’s new AI chip isn’t a silver bullet for self-driving cars
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<p>At Tesla’s <a href=Autonomy Day event for investors on Monday, CEO Elon Musk made a characteristically big deal out of the company’s new microchips. Describing the new FSD computer (it stands for “full self-driving”) that will power Tesla’s vehicles, Musk said they contained what was “objectively” the “best chip in the world.” And that’s not best by a little, but “by a huge margin.”

Experts and rivals beg to differ. They say this claim should be taken with a pinch of salt, and that while Tesla’s new hardware is impressive, it doesn’t provide an insurmountable advantage for the company, nor will it solve the challenges facing self-driving cars.

“Any company that Elon Musk is affiliated with, they make big claims,” says Patrick Moorhead, a…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/24/18514308/tesla-full-self-driving-computer-chip-autonomy-day-specs

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