Many critics have come out and said that Tesla has exaggerated its full self driving capabilities.
Tesla has announced that it will be launching its second generation of the full self-driving computer with the Cybertruck that’s now scheduled for a release in 2022. Earlier, Tesla had said that the pick-up truck would launch in 2021, but it has pushed back its release. Tesla has been developing full self-driving hardware in-house for a couple of years from the silicon level to the vision hardware. In 2016, it had said that all its cars will come with this capability when it decided to replace Nvidia chipsets. It even hired legendary former Intel, AMD, Apple chief silicon architect Jim Keller to design its chips.
Tesla has even upgraded many vehicles with its full self-driving computer when customers have opted for the $1,500 subscription package. At its recent AI day event, Elon Musk revealed that there are plans for hardware 4 which is internal nomenclature for the 2nd generation chipset.
“Obviously, there will be a Hardware 4 or Self Driving Computer 2, which we will probably introduce with the Cybertruck maybe in about a year or so. That will be about 4 times more a capable. Roughly,” the billionaire revealed.
Musk is of the belief that the new hardware will increase the safety gap between human drivers and self-driving vehicles. Musk revealed that this new hardware will debut with the Cybertruck which will also feature next generation cameras for the same.
Many critics have come out and said that Tesla has exaggerated its full self driving capabilities. Internally, autopilot is classified as only level 2 self driving, but whatever happened, the next generation hardware will likely mean a major improvement for Tesla’s full self driving stack which is now just based on computer vision using cameras with training algorithms and neural networks trained on the Dojo supercomputer that’s also powered by its own D1 chipset.
Tesla claims this supercomputer is the fastest in the world for training AI algorithms and could potentially be the fastest supercomputer in the world faster than the Fukagu in China.