Tesla’s Technology Impresses in a Teardown

When it comes to technology, it looks like Tesla is six years ahead of Toyota and VW, according to the teardown made by Nikkei Business Publications. Most of the automaker’s engineers who worked on the teardown of the Model 3 were impressed by the electronics on the vehicle, one of them concluded: “We cannot do it.”

Nikkei Business Publications is a Japanese media outlet who took the lead to do this experiment, and it was very impressed, as well, with the results: “What stands out most is Tesla’s integrated central control unit or “full self-driving computer.” Also known as Hardware 3, this little piece of tech is the company’s biggest weapon in the burgeoning EV market. It could end the auto industry supply chain as we know it.”

The new Full Self-Driving computer has advanced features in its cars; it can perform 144 trillion operations per second, manage 2,300 frames per second, and it seems that the competitors in the market won’t be able to reach this point until 2025: “This kind of electronic platform, with a powerful computer at its core, holds the key to handling heavy data loads in tomorrow’s smarter, more autonomous cars. Industry insiders expect such technology to take hold around 2025 at the earliest.”

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