Elon Musk Boasts Tesla Built the ‘Best Chip in the World,’ Drops NvidiaMore
(Bloomberg) — Tesla Inc. has started equipping its vehicles with a self-driving computer designed in-house and transitioned away from chips supplied by Nvidia Corp., with Elon Musk offering a big boast to explain why.
“At first it seems improbable — how could it be that Tesla, who has never designed a chip before — would design the best chip in the world?” the chief executive officer said Monday at an investor day focused on autonomous driving. “But that is objectively what has occurred. Not best by a small margin, best by a huge margin. It’s in the cars right now.”
Musk, 47, delivered the braggadocio amid detailed presentations by members of Tesla’s Autopilot engineering