First look at Tesla’s latest Autopilot (2.5) computer in Model 3, S, and X vehicles
Tesla recently updated its onboard media computer, but the automaker also has a separate custom Autopilot computer to power its driver assist features and eventually, its self-driving capabilities.
Today, we get out first look at Tesla’s latest version of this Autopilot (2.5) computer in current Model 3, Model S, and Model X vehicles.
Last fall, Tesla introduced a new Autopilot hardware suite, dubbed “2.5”, in all its vehicles to enable more power and redundancy for its future self-driving capability. It built on the Autopilot 2.0 released a year earlier.
At that time, Tesla claimed that the new suite would eventually enable “fully self-driving capability” with future software updates. We got a look at that computer after a teardown last year.
But the automaker also said that they might need to upgrade the Autopilot computer inside those vehicles in order to get more computing power.
The new “Autopilot 2.5” brought the first update to that computer and we have never seen the board until now.
A Model S owner with “Autopilot 2.5” sent us a few images of the new board: