Tesla FSD Beta is ten times safer than a human driver and this is of interest to industry players. Elon Musk confirmed the company is in early talks with a major OEM about using its feature.
Tesla has been working on Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta for the past two years. The company expected to reach Level 5 autonomous driving sooner but is still developing the feature. During the Q2 2023 Earnings Call, Elon Musk admitted that he was too optimistic. However, in recent years, Tesla not only improved the FSD Beta but also developed and even began production of the Dojo supercomputer. This is a training supercomputer that helps to train neural networks (NN) very quickly. Now Dojo is a game changer.
Full Self-Driving Beta is a beta version of the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that can automate driving tasks on highways and city streets. At the moment, this feature is already ten times safer than a human driver, which is of great interest to industry players. If other automakers were to implement FSD technology, they would have to use both Tesla software and hardware. Therefore, investors were interested in whether the company would license FSD in order to then sell the technology to other manufacturers.
During the call, Musk said that Tesla is open to licensing its Full Self-Driving software and hardware to other car companies in the future. Moreover, he revealed that Tesla is already in the early stages of negotiations with a major OEM to use Tesla FSD. The company's CEO stressed that Tesla is not looking to keep the technology to itself.
“[...]we are very open to licensing our full self-driving software and hardware to other car companies. And we are already in discussions with -- early discussions with major OEM about using Tesla FSD. So, we're not trying to keep this to ourselves. We're more than happy to license it to others,” Musk said.
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