According to CNBC, automaker Elon Musk would have received a first sample of processors for testing
Tesla is working on its own chip to handle the skills needed to power its fleet of fully autonomous vehicles that, according to Elon Musk, is expected to be completed by 2019.
By focusing its efforts on a chip of its own, the electric car maker is increasingly straying from the possibility of relying on partnerships with other processor manufacturers.
But the company will not develop a chip from scratch but build it on AMD’s intellectual property. Tesla has already received a sample of the first implementation of its processor and is already running tests, according to CNBC , which cites an anonymous source and close the two companies. For now, neither Tesla nor AMD have officialized the partnership.