According to a survey publication Motor Trend, poluavtopilota and advanced driver assistance systems Systems (ADAS) large manufacturers, such as Mercedes, Hyundai, Cadillac, significantly lagging behind the Tesla Autopilot. In an experimental route driver Hyundai Genesis 3.8 and Mercedes S65 AMG 100-150 had time to grab the steering wheel to avoid an accident, whereas for the Tesla Model S, the figure was only 12-20.
According to the newspaper Electrek, Tesla plans to strengthen its leadership in the development of a new system of Tesla Vision. It is a system of computer vision, parallel computing using the latest technology with the help of NVIDIA GPUs. Tesla confirmed for the first time information on the development in the last month, but did not disclose any details. Recall, the company announced the severance of relations with Mobileye’s, which is supplied to Tesla chips EyeQ3 and image processing system. In the web immediately appeared different assumptions of experts, why it happened, but Tesla uniquely commented on the rumors – the only reason for the end of the partnership with Mobileye is to develop its own system. The Mobileye’s, in turn, accused the Tesla neglecting security issues.
According to sources close to the Tesla, the new system will process the data from the cameras using powerful GPU NVIDIA, in this case will actively use technology deep machine learning. The project involves several candidates in the field of computer vision, Tesla engineers and former Microsoft employee, previously participated in the development Hololens.
Tesla hopes that it will create an autopilot system a whole new level. However, we can learn interesting details very soon, because today the company has scheduled a press conference, and it is likely that it was at this event will be announced product Autopilot 2.0 / Tesla Vision.