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Published on September 28th, 2017 | by James Ayre


Tesla Infotainment Systems To Now Use Intel Rather Than Nvidia Tech

September 28th, 2017 by  

Tesla’s infotainment systems will now be powered by computer chips supplied by Intel, rather than by Nvidia, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

Considering how chummy Tesla and Nvidia have seemed to be in recent times, the news is fairly notable. We did report not that long ago that Tesla was apparently shifting towards use of AMD tech with its self-driving systems and away from Nvidia tech.

That being the case, presumably, there has been some sort of falling out that has occurred — whether for reasons of technological capacity, supply limitations, or politics of various kinds.

Reuters provides more: “Tesla’s Model 3 and new versions of its other cars will get the new Intel processing modules, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Tesla and Intel declined to comment and Nvidia did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

It doesn’t seem too likely that we are going to ever get a clear answer on the reason for the change, but it makes for an interesting question.

In related news, see:

Tesla Reportedly Working With AMD On Self-Driving AI Chip

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: It Only Took 6 Months To Recreate Mobileye Chip Tech (#ElonTalks)

Intel & Waymo Collaborated On Compute Platform Design For Self-Driving Cars

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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