*The Tesla computer designed to enable full self-driving capabilities, is now in all new Model 3, X and S vehicles.
* “All cars being produced all have the hardware necessary — Custom chip and otherwise — for full self-driving,” Musk said. “All you need to do is improve the software.”
* The price of vehicles have been adjusted higher to reflect the addition of Autopilot as a standard feature.
* Tesla offers two different advanced driver assistance packages to customers: Autopilot and Full Self-Driving
CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s Autonomy Day that Tesla’s custom chip is now ready to hit the road with full self-driving capabilities and they are implemented in all Model 3, X and S vehicles. The video below is a live demonstration of the FSD capability:
He added that the design of this current chip was completed “maybe one and half, two years ago.” Tesla is currently about halfway through the design of the next-generation chip.
Musk promised a more improved chips “three times better”, in the next generation, proposed for the next two years.
Although, Tesla vehicles do not run fully autonomous or Level 4 as the case may be, they are “Level 2,” a more advanced driver assistance system than most other vehicles on the road today; that means the car can handle all aspects of driving in certain conditions without human interventions.
Tesla offers two different advanced driver assistance packages to customers: Autopilot and Full Self-Driving. Autopilot is ADAS that offers a combination of adaptive cruise control and lane steering and is now a standard feature on new cars.
While Full Self-driving (FSD) includes “Navigate on Autopilot”, an active guidance system that navigates a car from a highway on-road to off-road, including interchanges and making lane changes. Once drivers enter a destination into the navigation system, they can enable “Navigate on Autopilot” for that trip.
Note however that, vehicles are not full self-driving.