Tesla starts to produce its processors
Electric car maker Tesla began work on producing processors in partnership with AMD to fulfill Elon Musk’s vision of Tesla’s autonomous driving technology in 2019.
Tesla, who wanted to turn its advanced Autopilot capability into a full-capacity autonomous driving application, spent several months in the past for this purpose, recruiting Jim Keller, one of AMD’s former executives, to head the Autopilot department. It might be a great step for the company as it has the software, but not exactly the hardware. Even though they are currently producing radars and sensors for their cars, they might need a partner for the CPUs that will power all the future models.
Although none of the companies have not yet provided information on this cooperation, the information leaked from them underscores that the company is working hard because Elon Musk targets the 2019 date. As you know at the end of the 2018, Elon Musks plans to demonstrate the full capabilities of the self driving features of the company’s car by sending one from one city to another in the US. Apparently, there will be no driver in the car and all they will do is to write the address. Then, in the 2019, they may do the autopilot standard in all of the models although it is not known.