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Tesla founder Elon Musk has been hyping up self-driving capabilities of his company's upcoming Model 3 automobile, but if you ask General Motors, the automaker will tell you he is "full of crap." Yes, those were the words GM's director of autonomous vehicle integration Scott Miller threw at Australian journalists in Detroit, which leaves little doubt to how and (and presumably his employer) really feels about Tesla."I think he is full of crap," Miller said. "To think you can see everything you need for a level five autonomous car with cameras and radar, I don't know how you do that."Image Source: TeslaMiller is referring to the rating system introduced by the US Department of Transportation's... Read more...
Those big touchscreen displays inside Tesla's fleet of automobiles might be getting a brain transplant. At present, hardware from NVIDIA powers the information and entertainment experiences displayed on the large displays, but for how long remains to be seen—it is said that Tesla is planning a switch to Intel hardware on its Model 3 and new versions of its other electric vehicles.If true, this would be another blow inflicted to NVIDIA from Tesla. It was reported last week that Tesla had begun working with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to develop custom artificial intelligence chips to replace NVIDIA's Tegra system-on-chips (SoCs) for its Autopilot system. There does not appear to be any bad blood... Read more...
Tesla is one of the leading automakers working towards a complete self-driving solution where it will one day be possible to hop in your car, plug in a destination, and let the vehicle do all of the work. That type of end-goal requires a lot of advanced sensors and computing power. To help with the latter, Tesla has tapped Advanced Micro Devices to design purpose-built processors to its specifications.AMD is a fabless operation and does not actually produce processors—that task falls on GlobalFroundries, which has a wafer supply agreement with AMD that runs through 2020. However, AMD designs its chips and is said to have shipped samples to Tesla of its first implementation of a processor infused... Read more...
We were first graced with the Porsche Mission E's beauty back in fall of 2015, and later in that same year, it was confirmed that the electric sedan had been given the green light for production. Now, we're beginning to learn a little more about the car, including how it will be priced. In a recent interview with CAR Magazine, Porsche chief Oliver Blume revealed that the production Mission E will be priced like an entry-level Panamera. For those of you don't keep up with luxury sports sedans, the base Panamera (rear-wheel drive) starts at $85,000, while the Panamera 4 (all-wheel drive) starts at $89,600. For simplicity's sake, let's just say that the Mission E will have a base price of around... Read more...
For those who need the ultimate in compute power, but can't accommodate a computer that would fill an entire room, NVIDIA's DGX-1 'supercomputer' fits the bill. Unveiled earlier this year at NVIDIA's own GTC, the DGX-1 is a server unit that packs in 8 of the company's ultra-powerful Tesla V100s, delivering a peak 960 TFLOPS of half-precision performance. We're not sure how many of these monsters are out in the wild, but one anonymous Geekbench user had access to one long enough to run the test, and immediately broke world records. As you can see in the shot below, the DGX-1 running either OpenCL or CUDA simply dominated the rest, although there are more than just the obvious reasons for it. As... Read more...
Do you want World War III? Because artificial intelligence (AI) is how you get World War III — well, at least according to SpaceX/Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk has long been an incredibly outspoken tech figure against the rise of AI, and the threat that it poses to humanity. Now the tech wizard says that AI could end up sparking another global conflict that could ensnare the world’s superpowers. Musk often uses Twitter as a means to let his myriad of thoughts flow out to the general populous, and those thoughts were on clear display this morning. “China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science,” Musk warned. “Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo.”... Read more...
Tesla really changed the way we think about electric cars and what they were capable of with the Model S, and the company is now looking to change opinions in the long-haul trucking industry. Back in April, CEO Elon Musk teased its all-electric semi-truck, but didn’t provide any additional details. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the trucks would be capable of traveling in fully autonomous platoons that are led by a single vehicle. This information was gleaned from email communications between Tesla and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. This week, Reuters is reporting that Tesla’s semi-trucks (which will not feature a sleeper cab) will be capable of traveling between 200 to 300... Read more...
NVIDIA is making its high-powered Tesla GPU servers even more useful today with the launch of what it calls Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software, or Quadro vDWS. Quadro vDWS allows users to run heavy rendering operations and high-performance computing workloads within a virtualized environment. These applications can then be streamed to a laptop or virtual workstation that otherwise wouldn’t have the compute power necessary to handle such tasks. Quadro vDWS is optimized for Pascal-based Tesla GPU accelerators with up to 24GB of onboard memory, with those resources being divided up amongst multiple users based on their needs. NVIDIA claims that Quadro vDWS offers twice the performance... Read more...
Tesla’s highly-anticipated Model 3 is finally here, and the first 30 customers (all Tesla or SpaceX employees) are taking delivery of their cars as we speak. As expected, the Model 3 starts off at $35,000 which is quite remarkable given the vehicle’s specs and driving range. Now that the car has officially launched, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed all the juicy details that the company has been reticent to divulging up until this point. For starters, there will be two battery options for the Model 3: Standard and Long Range: Standard $35,000220-mile driving range0-60 time of 5.6 secondsTop speed of 130 mph Long-Range $44,000310-mile driving range0-60 time of 5.1 secondsTop speed of 140 mph 310 miles... Read more...
  The biggest electric vehicle launch of the year is about to commence tomorrow. Tesla CEO Elon Musk already informed us that the first customer deliveries of the highly anticipated Model 3 would take place on July 28th, but we’re now learning that the event will be live streamed for a global audience. The streaming event will take place starting at 11:45PM EST on Tesla’s homepage, and we’ll see the keys to the first 30 vehicles handed over to likely anxious buyers. The Model 3 is priced from $35,000 before state and federal tax credit/rebates are taken into consideration, but Musk reckons that the average selling price of the vehicle will slightly over $40,000 once customers start piling... Read more...
  Here it is, the first production Tesla Model 3 EV to roll off the assembly line. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted earlier this week that the first Model 3 would roll be completed on Friday, and he took to Twitter once again early this morning to post two images of the pint-sized EV. Not surprisingly, the Model 3 looks like a shrunken down Model S, albeit one with a slightly out-of-proportion greenhouse that looks a bit too tall for its frame. With that being said, it’s still a relatively attractive compact sedan, and remains one of the few low-priced EVs that doesn’t scream “econobox” a la the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Bolt. According to Musk, Tesla board member Ira Ehrenpreis was actually... Read more...
Elon Musk does nothing in halves. The Tesla CEO recently promised to deliver the world’s largest lithium-ion battery to South Australia. He has also promised to build the battery in “100 days or it's free”. The 100-megawatt (129 megawatt hour) battery will be “three times more powerful” than any other system and will store energy from Neoen's Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, roughly 130 miles north of Adelaide. The pack can be charged when there is an excess of power and discharged when production costs are high. Musk noted that the battery will “stabilize the grid and buffer power” and ultimately lower power costs for the consumer. Credit: ABCWhy has Musk promised to build the battery... Read more...
  The wait will soon be for those that were among the first to preorder the Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle. CEO Tony Stark Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce that “all regulatory requirements for production” have been bet, and that the first official production model (Serial No. 1) will roll off the assembly line this Friday. Musk went on to add that the first 30 vehicles coming off the assembly line will be delivered to customers on July 28th. From there, production will elevate to 100 cars per month in August, and should surpass 1,500 cars per month in September. If all goes according to schedule, Musk says that Tesla will produce 30,000 Model 3 EVs per month in December. So far, the... Read more...
Elon Musk is quite the ambitious fellow. In addition to spearheading things like recreational space travel and, here on Earth, self-driving vehicle technology, it is being reported that Musk is exploring the streaming music business through Tesla, the electric vehicle company he co-founded and is still very much a part of. On the surface it seems like an odd pairing, but perhaps this could turn into a brilliant play. More on that in a moment, but first let's talk about the report. Citing unnamed "music industry sources," Recode claims Tesla has been in discussions with every single major music label about licensing a proprietary streaming music service that the automaker would bundle with its... Read more...
The Model 3 might be the latest electric vehicle in the works from Tesla, but the company is going out of its way to let you know that it isn’t the “greatest”. The Model S went into production in June 2012, and has since become the poster-child for the company’s advances in EV and autonomous driving development. But the “3” in the designation Model 3 is leading some people to believe that this a next-generation vehicle that will be more advanced than its five-year-old sibling. “Model S is our flagship, premium sedan with more range, acceleration, displays and customization options,” writes Tesla on a new page that pits the two siblings head-to-head. “Model 3 is designed and built as a mass market,... Read more...
Soon after unveiling the Tesla V100 data center GPU based on its next-generation Volta architecture at GTC 2017, NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun Huang announced an updated, Volta-infused DGX-1 server appliance for deep learning data center deployment, along with a totally new product, the NVIDIA DGX Station, that’s being dubbed a ‘Personal AI Supercomputer’.The new NVIDIA DGX-1 is similar to the previous generation offering based on Pascal, but is powered by eight Tesla V100s GPUs, linked together via next-gen NVIDIA NVLink interconnect technology that ups the bandwidth per GPU to 300GB/s. The rest of the system consists of dual, 20-core Intel Xeon E5-2698 CPUs, 512GB of RAM, four 1.92TB SSDs in RAID 0,... Read more...
If you are the lucky owner of a Hardware 2.0 (HW2) Tesla Model X or Model S, a new software update is beaming down to your vehicle that enables some new functionality. The Tesla 8.1 software update brings with it a number of updates for the Autopilot 2.0 system and adds some UI improvement for the vehicles’ massive display screens. With respect to Autopilot 2.0, many of the features simply bring functionality to parity with the first-generation Autopilot system. Tesla has improved Autosteer, which now allows the vehicle to steer on the highway at speeds up to 80 mph (previously, the limit was 45 mph).  For safety reasons, Tesla says that your hands must remain on the wheel at all times with... Read more...
Elon Musk is in an informative mode today, as he fired off a number of tweets relating to Tesla’s upcoming entry-level Model 3 EV. For those that need a refresher, the Model 3 will be priced from $35,000 (before tax credits/rebates) and will have at least 215+ miles of range per charge. Musk started off his morning tweet storm by lamenting the fact that he named the car “Model 3”, stating that some people have mistakenly assumed that the vehicle is somehow superior to the Model S. But he reminded everyone that the Model S is the technological star of the Tesla family. Musk went on to explain that he blames Ford for not allowing him to bring sexy back: Model 3 was going to be called Model E, for... Read more...
Is Elon Musk secretly working on a race of Dr. Whovian Cybermen? The magnate recently argued at the World Government Summit in Dubai that human beings would need to merge at least slightly with robots in order to keep up in an increasingly AI-dominated world. Musk fears that humans will become irrelevant if they do not incorporate the technology they have created into themselves. The World Government Summit was also Musk’s opportunity to launch Tesla in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Musk explained that while computers can communicate at "a trillion bits per second", humans can barely type with their mobile devices at ten bits per second. He contended, “Some high bandwidth interface to the brain... Read more...
Things are definitely looking good over in NVIDIA land these days. Yesterday afternoon, the company announced its fiscal Q4 2017 and full-year fiscal 2017 earnings and the results were quite impressive. Revenue for the quarter shot up 55 percent to $2.17 billion compared to the same period a year ago. Likewise, full-year revenue rose 38 percent year-over-year to $6.91 billion.NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were reported at $1.13 compared to just $0.52 a year earlier, while the full-year metric was $3.06, representing an 83 percent increase. Nearly all of NVIDIA’s business sectors witnessed growth during the quarter, with Gaming revenue increasing... Read more...
Do you have your eyes on Tesla’s entry-level Model 3 electric sedan? Well, you aren’t the only one as over 300,000 people plunked down $1,000 deposits to hold their place in line to receive the vehicle, which starts at $35,000 before federal and state tax credits. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that regular production will begin by the summer of 2017, which means that early bird pre-order customers should [hopefully] have their vehicles in hand by Christmas. However, during the lead-up to full-scale production, Tesla needs to work out the kinks with a limited production or “pilot” run of Model 3 EVs. According to a new report, pilot production of the Model 3 is expected to kick off on February... Read more...
The remarkable thing about Tesla's automobile lineup is not just that they're electric vehicles with fancy technologies such as Auto Pilot (self-driving mode), but that they remain sporty in performance. This is especially true of the 2017 Tesla Model S P100D. Initiating what Tesla calls Ludicrous Model, which puts added stress on the motor, gearbox, and battery for a performance boost, the Model S P100D was able to hit 0-60 miles per hour in less than 2.3 seconds.The enthusiast drivers at Motor Trend took the 4,891-pound vehicle to the track where it posted the fastest 0-60 mph time of any production car in the world. Tesla now holds the record to beat, which is precisely 2.275507139 seconds.... Read more...
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