“Tesla is six years ahead of the competition.”
The Japanese business magazine Nikkei pulled a Tesla Model 3 completely apart. The conclusion of the analysis? Tesla is six years ahead of the competition. Other car manufacturers should abandon the old model of component suppliers.
The Japanese magazine Nikkei dismantled a Tesla Model 3 into separate parts. The most striking part was not the electric motor or the battery, but the computer that controls the infotainment system and autonomous driving functions.
Unlike most automakers, Tesla has the development of both the software and the hardware of all electronics in its own hands. The third version of that hardware has two chips developed by the company itself with support for artificial intelligent. The powerful chips are in all Teslas that have been delivered since the spring of 2019.
Major competitors such as Toyota and the Volkswagen group could throw a lot of money into developing such a computer, but according to Nikkei Business that is the death blow for a network of suppliers that these automakers have been cultivating for decades. Because why develop an airbag yourself when others are specialized in it?