All New Tesla Cars Now Use An Intel Processor
It appears that electric car manufacturer Tesla has silently upgraded all of its new cars with an upgraded processor for the infotainment system. All new produced cars in the Model S, Model X and Model 3 line now use an unknown Intel processor based on the x86-64 architecture.
The specifics of the new chip are unknown, but drivers who have been using both a previous-generation Tesla vehicle and one of the newer cars with the Intel chip have noticed a significant performance boost and a much more fluent user interface.
The addition of the new Intel chip was discovered by a brand new Tesla Model S owner, who looked up his user agent with the car’s built-in browser. The analysis revealed a processor with x86-64 architecture, unlike the processor’s used in previous Tesla models.
The previous chip that Tesla used was a soc made by Nvidia which powers both the car’s infotainment system as well as the Autopilot. It’s unclear which chip the current Tesla cars use for Autopilot, although that could possibly be a self-developed chip.
After this discovery, specialized car website Electrek reached out to a representative at Tesla, who confirmed the use of an Intel processor. The company also confirmed that every Model 3 car has been equipped with this new chip.