Tesla Doing the Impossible With FSD
Tesla is doing the impossible with its auto pilot team and FSD software. The more you look at this software, the more you see just how insane it looks. Let's see what Dr. Know-It-All Knows It All has to say about this.
It's a ridiculous task for Tesla's auto pilot and FSD team. They are working to get a car that can drive itself just with cameras and a computer in the car. That's it. And this is actually happening. With the recent videos of Chuck's left turn being completed, we are witnessing history.
The journey to create Tesla's FSD software has been a difficult one since it started in 2015 and 2016. It's a big audacious goal and it has many challenges. Getting FSD regulated through all governments throughout the world will be a challenge. The first time someone is injured with FSD will be a difficult time as well...
Tesla is taking great pains to make sure FSD does not crash and does not run into people. This is its top priority. But, there are 4 primary challenges Tesla faces.
Tesla's 4 Challenges for FSD
The first challenge is hardware. Tesla is limited by the latest computer chips available. Tesla can't move too much faster than the rest of the world in compute power. This is something that will get better with time. This will double every 18 to 24 months.
The second challenge is taking cutting edge research and taking it into a commercialized project. It uses buy fpns, transformers, they use technology that just a couple years ago was only in a research paper in the latest bleeding edge of technology. Tesla is using all of this cutting edge research and applying it into their own software.
Hardware costs have been declining and lithium is the primary material used in batteries. It will take many, many more batteries to make all the cars Tesla needs. Even more difficult than that is the third problem, which is the massive scale of the software problem.
In order for FSD to be solved, there has to be a lot of real world artificial intelligence problems solved. As Tesla makes each version, they continue to iterate, add what is needed, and remove what is not needed to the software. It's a difficult and continuous process for Tesla.
You could compare this to the USA sending people to the moon in the 1960s. Tesla's FSD is a similar thing with a smaller group of people. It is an ambitious project requiring focused time and attention. It is incredible that a company with relatively few people working on this is making this happen.
Finally, the fourth part that makes this difficult is the mission critical nature of the FSD software. A mistake can only be made every once in a great while. Basically, the software must be perfect. You have massive data sets, difficult circumstances, and a navigation of the real world. FSD cannot make a mistake. That makes it an audacious undertaking. Normal sane people would not take on this problem due to the difficult nature of it.
Tesla has persevered with FSD. They are focused and will solve it, I believe. Do you think Tesla will solve FSD? When do you think they will solve it?
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.