Mobileye’s EyeQ system-on-a-chip can be discovered inside many semi-autonomous vehicles. Mobileye CTO Amnon Shashua provided a prolonged technical discussion at CES in January on how Mobileye’s usage of deep neural networks allow Tesla’s Autopilot functions. Although recently, Shashua revealed during a Q2 monetary outcomes conference call that the relationship in between the 2 companies will end.
In a statement to Ars, Mobileye stated that its deal with Tesla will not extend past the EyeQ3, the existing system-on-a-chip discovered in Autopilot-capable Model S and Model X electric vehicles. Mobileye will continue to support present automobiles, consisting of application repairs for crash avoidance and auto-steering.
“Nevertheless, in our view, approaching advanced autonomy is a paradigm shift both in regards to function intricacy and the requirement to make sure an incredibly high level of safety,” the company notes. “There is much at stake here, to Mobileye’s reputation and to the industry at large. Mobileye believes that attaining this objective requires collaborations that go beyond the normal OEM/ provider relationship, such as our just recently announced collaboration with BMW and Intel. Mobileye will continue to pursue similar such relationships.”
The breakup is thought to be fallout over the respective reactions to a fatal crash including a Tesla Model S that happened in Florida in May. Whether or not this indicates Tesla will design and build its own sensing units is uncertain. The company had not responded to Ars’ demand for a remark at the time of writing.