Tesla self-driving Stories November 11

Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s head of AI and computer vision, gave an interesting talk to get into how Tesla trains its neural networks for self-driving.

It results in an interesting overview of the concept in about 10 minutes. expand full story

Tesla self-driving Stories May 3

Today, Tesla increased the price of its Full Self-Driving package in an attempt to make its cars ‘appreciating assets’, as previously announced by Elon Musk. expand full story

Tesla self-driving Stories April 22

Tesla has released new self-driving demo video based on its latest software working on its new Full Self-Driving (FSD) computer. expand full story

Tesla self-driving Stories March 6

Today, Tesla updated its language regarding Autopilot and self-driving capability on its website – walking back some previously announced features and further confusing some owners. expand full story

Tesla self-driving Stories February 20

Over the past few months, Elon Musk has been saying that Tesla is aiming to release its self-driving system by the end of 2019, but now the CEO adds that it will require driver oversight. expand full story

Tesla self-driving Stories April 29, 2017

Ever since Tesla released its second generation Autopilot hardware and started offering an option called “full self-driving capability”, there’s been some confusion about Tesla’s plan for rolling out fully autonomous driving.

CEO Elon Musk has clarified the plans this week and now predicts that true level 5 autonomy is about 2 years away – though Tesla should still have advanced autonomous driving systems before that. expand full story

Tesla self-driving Stories December 30, 2016

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Tesla ran into troubles with some regulators and consumer watchdog groups this year over the use of the word ‘Autopilot’ to describe its advanced driver assist system. They expressed concerns that users would think it could mean the vehicles are autonomous. Tesla managed to successfully defend its position so far and always reiterated that the ‘Autopilot’ is named after the system used in aircraft and it doesn’t make them autonomous.

Now it seems Tesla is already having troubles with its new “full self-driving capability” feature which is not available yet, but Tesla is currently selling it anyway. expand full story

Tesla self-driving Stories November 19, 2016

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Yesterday, Tesla released two very interesting videos of the latest version of its self-driving technology on the new Autopilot 2.0 hardware. While they are fascinating to watch, they were both sped up. I think it’s worth revisiting the test with the video slowed down to real-time in order to really appreciate the level of autonomy Tesla achieved so far. expand full story

Tesla self-driving Stories November 18, 2016

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Late Friday night, Tesla released a second video demonstration of its new self-driving platform and this time, it included real-time feeds of what ‘Tesla Vision’, the automaker’s end-to-end image processing system, can see from the cameras. expand full story

Tesla self-driving Stories November 11, 2016

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NVIDIA reported its financial results for the last quarter yesterday and surprised Wall Street. The chip maker, which is now becoming an “AI company” according to its leadership, reported revenue of $2 billion on expectations of $1.7 billion and they also surpassed earnings expectations by a similar margin.

On a conference call with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang following the results, analysts were particularly interested in the company’s push in AI and the automotive industry, especially since Tesla’s started delivering every single one of its vehicles with NVIDIA’s Drive PX2 supercomputer.

Huang offered some very interesting insights into how he sees Tesla’s self-driving program playing out. expand full story

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