July 8th news, for those old Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3 owners who have purchased full autopilot functions, Musk has made it clear that he expects to do so by the end of this year. The vehicles are upgraded to their latest customized chips.
Musk said on his Twitter that this upgrade is mainly for purchases It is free for car owners who have a complete autopilot function (the software is priced at US$6,000). At present, Tesla has two sets of automatic acceleration schemes, one is the full autopilot function (FSD), and the other is Autopilot (ADAS), which is a new car Compared with the former, it lacks the active guidance system. This function can automatically navigate vehicles into and out of high-speed ramps.
Any car owner who has purchased a fully automated driving software package You can upgrade to the FSD chip for free
Although the FSD software package is charged (the software is priced at $6,000), vehicles equipped with these functions do not have fully autonomous drivingability. Musk promised that Tesla's advanced driver assistance functions will continue to improve until it reaches a high level of fully automated driving.
In early April of this year, Tesla launched the self-developed and designed self-driving chip Tesla FSD, and their self-driving solution has been based on the NVIDIA Tegra/DGX hardware platform before. Since March, the new Model X and Model S models are equipped with this custom chip. In May, Model 3 is also equipped with new chips.
Tesla FSD uses Samsung’s 14nm FinFET process technology, with a core area of 260 square millimeters, 250 million logic gates, integrated 6 billion transistors, 32MB SRAM cache and 96×96 multiply-and-add array, and each is processed at the same time There are 12 ARM A72 64-bit CPs inside the deviceU core, clocked at 2.2GHz, built-in independent security module, only runs encrypted Tesla software.
For Tesla FSD, Musk’s evaluation is that the world’s most powerful autopilot chip can achieve 21 times the performance of the previous NVIDIA solution; it is both safe and powerful. If any module hangs up (the Tesla autopilot circuit board will integrate two Tesla FSD chips), the car will continue to drive normally, and the failure rate is even an order of magnitude lower than the possibility of a person losing consciousness.