It is expected that Tesla will soon introduce its new autopilot hardware 3, which consists of a new neural network computer that they claim will be the "most advanced computer in the world for autonomous driving". It becomes standard for all its vehicles and is offered as a retrofit.
Now, Electrek has learned of a computer diagram leak as a new standard part in Model 3.
In 2016, we first reported exclusively on Tesla, which had hired legendary chip architect Jim Keller of AMD, and we were quite excited about the impact of Tesla making such an important chip architect.
At the time, we speculated that Tesla Man might at some point start to make his own silicon ̵
Finally, our suspicions were confirmed at Elon two years later. Musk confirmed that Tesla is working on its own AI chip to be installed in an on-board computer strong enough to enable Tesla's full self-drive capability.
Keller has since left Tesla, but the team is now led by Pete Bannon among the other chip architects hired by Tesla over 2 years ago.
Last year, Bannon said they want to boost their manufacturing efforts and start production by the end of the first quarter of 2019.
A source told Electrek that on January 9, Tesla had the wiring plans for Model 3 in its internal service documentation Updated and Added the New Autopilot 3.0 Computer as a New Standard ECU in Model 3: 
We contacted Tesla about the new Model 3 chart to ask if it means the Autopilot 3.0 computer is now in new Vehicles of the model 3 is installed.
The company denies that it is currently in production and is reviewing Bannon's timeline. It could not be explained why they had published the diagram for Model 3.
Code leaked earlier this month showed that the Autopilot hardware 3.0 computer is equipped with a Tesla PCI Ex device called "TRIP", which appears to be a neural network accelerator.
The computer in the Autopilot 2.0 hardware suite is powered by Nvidia GPUs. Musk says he can handle 200 frames per second, and Tesla's Hardware 3 should be able to handle 2,000 frames per second with redundancy.
In a recent teleconference hosted by Tesla, automaker AJ and autopilot Vision, Andrej Karpathy, said the team was excited about what they could do with the new hardware.
Tesla says it will be necessary to activate the features promised under his Full Self-Driving Capability Package.
Any Owner who has ordered the Full Self The Drive Capability Package, available October 2016 (on order), will receive the upgrade.
A few months ago, Tesla removed the "Full Self-Driving Capability" package from its options due to "confusion." However, owners can order it after delivery via their Tesla account.
The package has cost between $ 3,000 and $ 5,000 over the years.
Now Tesla has to make the computer for all new vehicles, and it is expected I would also like to present a plan for retrofitting existing vehicles.
Electrek & # 39; s Take
I think the launch of the new computer is imminent and will be an important step.
As I've said in the past In a few years, computing power in automobiles will become a major differentiator, and it looks like Tesla's vehicles today are performing better than any other vehicle in production.
Note, however, that this update is more about securing the future of vehicles than anything else.
The actual software could be years away – even though CEO Elon Musk has initiated a publication by the end of the year.
As we reported recently, Tesla warned shoppers of "self-propelled packages" Actual activation might be "very far" due to regulations.
There are many possible bottlenecks, but now it looks like the hardware will not be one for a long time.
Although Tesla must control the device on all vehicle programs and start retrofitting, which is easier said than done.