Elon Musk Describes Tesla Differences and Advantages

Elon Musk describes Tesla differences and advantages. This was highlighted with commentary from Dave Lee. Typical OEMs (car makers) just assemble car parts made by suppliers and may make the engine. Other carmakers do not write their own software. OEMs use a car dealer network to sell and service their cars. Tesla sells and services …

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Tesla Improves FSD Software by Using Vector Space Lanes

Andrej Karpathy, Director of artificial intelligence and Autopilot Vision at Tesla, describes the improvements to Tesla FSD Beta 10.11 Tesla FSD 10.11 is using vecotr spaces lanes to reduce errors and have minimizes phantom breaking. FSD Beta 10.11 release notes. Fave item:"Upgraded modeling of lane geometry from dense rasters (“bag of points”) to an autoregressive …

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Tesla FSD 10 Testers Agree a Large Improvement Has Been Delivered

Tesla full self-driving testers are reporting that FSD Beta 10 is a large improvement. They agree that in 2-4 weeks it will be ready for the start of wide opt-in release. They are feeling far more confident and comfortable using FSD. Gali of Hyperchange now thinks that robotaxi level could be reached in 6 months. …

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Comma AI Open Source Self Driving Car Software

Comma AI has two self-driving cars products called Openpilot and Comma two. Comma had about $5 million in annual revenue in 2020. They have 40 million miles of driving data collected from drivers using its inexpensive off-the-shelf electronics. George Hotz is the Founder and President of Comma.ai. They have raised $8.1 million in funding. The …

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Tesla Rolling Out Pure Vision FSD and FSD Subscription Around Mid-June

Elon Musk says pure vision Autopilot is now rolling out in North America. There will be an update of this production release in 2 weeks, then FSD beta V9.0 (also pure vision) a week later (mid-June). FSD subscription will be enabled around the same time. Pure vision Autopilot is now rolling out in North America. …

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Full Autonomous Self Driving Teslas in Vegas Boring Tunnels by the End of 2021

The LVCVA board approved $6.25 million to Boring to operate the mile-long convention center system from Feb. 1 through June 30, 2022. At no cost, authorized access to Boring to dig tunnels connecting the Convention Center with Encore beneath Convention Center land. Tesla plans to start with human drivers overseeing the operation of Tesla vehicles …

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State of Self-Driving and Driver Assistance

In October, General Motors’s Cruise LLC unit will be allowed to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in San Francisco without a safety driver. they are the fifth company to get this permission. Amazon.com Inc.-backed Zoox, Alphabet [google] Waymo LLC, Nuro and AutoX Technologies are the other companies permitted to field test fully autonomous cars. …

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Semi-Truck AI Enhanced Cruise Control Will Improve Fuel Efficiency by 10% in 2021

Traxen, an AI startup founded in metro Detroit in 2018, has a production-ready intelligent adaptive cruise control system – iQ-Cruise. This will help semi-trucks save 10% of their fuel usage. Traxen smart cruise will be commercially available in the first quarter of 2021 for fleets with traditional and electric commercial vehicles. iQ-Cruise for OE truck …

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Self-driving trucks will cut logistics costs in half and boost GDP

The digitization and automation of processes and delivery vehicles will reduce logistics costs for standardized transport by 47% by 2030, according to a new report from PwC’s Strategy and consultancy. The Global Truck Study 2018 has found that around 80% of these savings will be attributable to the reduction of personnel in the transport and …

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