Elon Musk Again Says Full Self-Driving Is Almost Ready
The Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) story is a long and complicated one with CEO Elon Musk repeatedly talking about the technology in glowing terms.
However, the feature that he’s selling isn’t ready and is only available in limited beta. Now, he’s suggesting that the finish line might be near.
Musk was commenting on FSD o Twitter, saying that the “final piece of the Tesla FSD AI puzzle,” reports Electrek.
Vehicle control is the final piece of the Tesla FSD AI puzzle. That will drop >300k lines of C++ control code by ~2 orders of magnitude.
However, Musk’s tweets and comments surrounding this kind of thing are often not entirely based on reality and are instead aimed at appeasing portions of his fanbase or, in this instance, his customer base. The notion that FSD is getting closer to being finalized could help sell a feature that isn’t yet ready of course, so it’s important to take this latest claim with a pinch of salt.
Musk also says that Tesla is currently training neural nets, adding that it’s struggling to find the hardware required to keep up with his engineers.
It is training as I write this. Our progress is currently training compute constrained, not engineer constrained.
However, skeptics will perhaps rightly say that until they see this come to fruition and FSD exits its current beta stage, none of this actually means anything.