Here’s What We Know So Far

The new Tesla Autopilot and Self-Driving laptop or computer, regarded as Components 4., HW4 or FSD2, has built an overall look on the internet via Twitter consumer @greentheonly, who’s recognised for his hacks and workarounds on the American EV maker’s versions.

The Twitter consumer who received his hands on the company’s new Autopilot computer system says it arrived out of a Model X and that the carmaker has already started off developing the electric powered SUV with the upgraded hardware, but that deliveries are yet to start.

We beforehand claimed that Tesla filed for regulatory acceptance in China and Europe for modifications to its driver help program, which consists of introducing back again a radar machine, additional cameras, as well as other functions. 


Now, with this Components 4. teardown, it looks like the prior stories we wrote about were real, with @greentheonly revealing 12 “fully-populated digital camera connectors,” with one particular becoming applied as a spare, as very well as coding for the rumored four-dimensional Phoenix radar. As a reminder, Tesla eradicated the radar and ultrasonic sensors from its automobiles and went on a “vision-only” path for its driver support systems, with the most current versions employing 8 cameras to “see” the highway.

The new cameras could be extra in the front and rear bumpers for rear cross-targeted visitors notify and an advancement in the forward-facing blindspot that’s current on legacy automobiles.


Diving deeper into the precise components parts, there is very good news and bad news. The superior news is that the infotainment pc is now integrated into the major board, which implies the GPU daughterboard has disappeared, creating the entire unit slimmer. The terrible information is that the infotainment energy continues to be the same as before, with a 256 GB NVMe storage device, 16 GB of RAM, and the similar AMD CPU and GPU.


As for the precise Autopilot hardware, it is however based on a Samsung Exynos architecture, even so, this time all-around it is a bit much more effective, with the CPU main count going from 12 to 20 for each aspect, all with a optimum frequency of 2.35 GHz and an idle speed of 1.37 GHz. In other words, there are obvious improvements over the previous, Hardware 3. computer, but they are not as substantial as we would have hoped.

The worst aspect, on the other hand, is that this teardown confirms it’s unachievable to retrofit the Hardware 4. computer on cars and trucks that have been initially fitted with Hardware 3. mainly because the sort element is various.


Elon Musk said through Tesla’s Q4 Earnings Phone that it would not be “economically feasible” to retrofit more mature cars with the new computer, but assured every person that the company’s intention of accomplishing Comprehensive Self-Driving will be attainable with the more mature hardware, as well. 

But with the addition of the additional cameras and the new four-dimensional radar on the current models, we’re not so sure Tesla will be able to present the exact same knowledge for homeowners of HW3- and HW4-outfitted EVs.

The American marque must provide a lot more particulars on this new personal computer and other developments at its March 1 “Trader Day.”

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