Despite the fact that Tesla vehicles have the necessary hardware to achieve full self-driving, the company is constantly striving to improve. During AI Day, Tesla said that it plans to release a new FSD Hardware 4.0, which is expected to appear next year, for the first time in Cybertruck.
While Tesla had no plans to give an informational update on FSD HW4.0, a question about the new computer was asked during the AI Day event. The company's CEO Elon Musk said the current HW3.0 computer is already capable of full self-driving and safer than human-pilot, but Tesla wants to keep improving. That is why the Tesla AI team is always striving to develop new, powerful computers. HW4.0 was the fruit of this desire, and it seems that next year the company will launch cars with the new computer on the market. Musk suggested that in 2022, the public will be able to see HW4.0. According to him, the iconic Cybertruck will be equipped with the new hardware.
“I’m confident that HW 3.0 or the FSD Computer 1 will be able to achieve full self-driving at a safety level much greater than a human, probably at least 200-300% better than a human. Obviously, there will be a future HW 4.0 or Full Self Driving Computer 2 which we’ll probably introduce with the Cybertruck, so maybe in about a year or so."
While the specific details of the new hardware have not been disclosed, Musk hinted that it provides about 4x the compute power of HW3.0. That is, if HW3.0 is 300% safer driving a car than a person, then HW4.0 will drive a car 1000% safer.
“That’ll be about four times more capable, roughly. But it’s really just gonna be like, can we take it from, say, for argument’s sake, 300% safer than a person to 1000% safer. And just like there are people on the road who have varying driving abilities, but we still let people drive. You don’t have to be the world’s best driver to be on the road.”
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