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Tesla Says New Autopilot Hardware Coming Next Year

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by TMC Staff, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. TMC Staff

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    Tesla said on its Q2 earnings call that it has built and tested a new custom chip designed specifically for Autopilot. The company says it will be the “world’s most advanced computer for autonomous driving.” Tesla owners will be able to swap Autopilot 2.0 hardware with the new computer next year. Chief Executive Elon Musk...
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    This is a hardware change. What will be the cost to swap the chip for AP 2.0 owners?
     
  3. KirkNason

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    As the article indicated Elon did not release any new details.
     
  4. Happy2th

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    Is Tesla done improving AP1 cars? Or will they still try to make improvements to AP1 in the future?
     
  5. chillaban

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    I expect that to be completely over, plus minus minor radar braking improvements. AP1 is a proprietary SoC that has a black-box vision processing system. There's limited things Tesla can do with it.
     
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    should be free right? Elon has said in the past this shouldnt be the case and if it was we would get free upgrades...
     
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    Free if you pay for FSD. There is no point in upgrading vehicles that do not need the processing power.
     
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    Tesla clearly didn't think the AP1 software through and put a giant foot in their mouth. I honestly don't believe any AP1 cars will ever be fully autonomous due to the lack of sensors. Let's face it, if they didn't need more sensors they wouldn't of added more to the current models. JM2C
     
  9. chillaban

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    I'm not sure that's fair to say. AP1 was way ahead of its time and even to date there's essentially one or maybe two other systems that come close.
     
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  10. Ludalicious

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    I sure hope that's the case. Because it would end up being really ugly if they released software that was only able to be used by the newer vehicles after selling these features for years.
     
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    I sure hope it would be free to people who paid for FSD. I didn't by the way; it sounded like vaporware then and it still does today, although don't get me wrong , I love my S
    I guess I remain skeptical about FSD. In theory, yeah, it could happen, but I am firmly in the "I'll believe it when I see it" camp
     
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    I have little hope for my AP2.5. With the last update of 2018.26.3bbd9fd. My car stopped seeing any cars around. SC tried to fix it twice and gave up.
     
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    Hmm..that is weird! Latest update on my AP 2.0 went well. I hope you get the fix via the upcoming AP update expected next month per Elon Musk.
     
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    I want to know when Autopilot v9 software update comes out, will @jimmy_d and others still be able to get access to the internal firmware and break down what they see such as the neural networks and other information?
     
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    Do we know the new custom chip is the ONLY hardware improvement coming to AP next year?

    Rear radar anyone?
     
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  16. Dutchie

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    You don't know that. It might need the processing power for advanced autopilot features too. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if all autopilot 2.0/2.5 would get the new processor retroactively as it would make programming updates easier going forward
     
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  17. VT_EE

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    LOL. I think there was a very long thread about a rear radar on the model 3. Turned out to be a bluetooth antenna :D
     
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  18. SmoothGB

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    I'm pretty sure it's free to all 2.0 and 2.5 cars.
     
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    That was clear the moment it was announced. At least to me, and I bought knowing that. I'm surprised others understood differently.
     
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    We already know AP2.5 vehicles are stuck. My question is about new vehicles built with AP3.0. I have a feeling the new chip won't be the only change.
     

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