Irrigator of Souls
Guru behind Apple's A-series, AMD's Zen chips takes over Tesla's Autopilot hardware
Quote:"Jim Keller is joining Tesla as Vice President of Autopilot Hardware Engineering. Jim will bring together the best internal and external hardware technologies to develop the safest, most advanced autopilot systems in the world."
Quote:Some of the biggest names in the technology world are devoting serious time and resources to infusing automobiles with smarts: Google's self-driving cars can frequently be seen cruising California streets, Nvidia's doubling down hard on automotive processors, Uber's testing autonomous vehicles with top university researchers, and even Apple's been strongly rumored as having an interest in the field.
Sounds like battle lines are being drawn yet again between Jim Keller and Nvidia, and this time the field is a bit more for the taking, with Google, Apple, and Uber in the mix as well. It will be interesting to see how this progresses in the coming years.We're still a long way from truly autonomous vehicles being a regular sight on city streets, and all the top names in tech are racing to be the first to make that breakthrough. By bringing in "the fixer"-Keller's designed many of the most revolutionary processors of the past decade-plus-Tesla's putting its money where its mouth is. We'll know in the next few years whether Keller's still got the magic touch.