Could Tesla’s Dojo computer become an air traffic control for Tesla vehicles? This was an interesting question asked during Tesla’s Cyber Roundup event earlier tonight. One of the shareholders who attended asked Elon Musk,
“Commercial aircraft have something called ACAS where aircraft relay telemetry of their position between one another to prevent a collision.”
“So, taking this to a higher level, do you see Teslas communicating with one another and Dojo turning into some kind of ultimate air traffic control for Tesla, supply chains and robo taxi?”
This question seemed to inspire Elon Musk who said that he hadn’t thought about it but that the idea was an interesting one. He also spoke about Tesla’s goals with Dojo which is to be really good at video traning.
Dojo is the 3rd or 4th most powerful computing center in the world for AI training.
Elon Musk said that Dojo was the fourth or possibly the third most power computing center in the world for AI training. He added that it was maybe approaching the third most powerful and that it could be at the level at this point.
“So, our first goal with Dojo is to make it competitive and be more effective at neural net training than a whole bunch of GPUs.”
“We might get there soon-ish. And then, of course, it can be used for many other neural net training tasks. It’s a computer designed from the ground up to be optimized for neural net training which never has been done before.”
Dojo computer doing traffic control?
Elon mused over the idea of Dojo doing traffic control for Teslas. he added that there would be some merits for enablinb Teslas to communicate with one another. However, this won’t be needed for Full Self-Driving.
“For a long time, the vast majority of cars on the road will be manually driven so the value of Tesla-to-Tesla communication is not that high except for perhaps communicating traffic issues or accidents, potholes, things that may be helpful to a road closures that kind of thing.”
“So, it’s like you’re getting real-time–a Tesla ahead of you has seen a road closure and you get that real-time update to your car so you don’t get stuck in the road closure situation.”
“That’s the kind of stuff that I think we definitely are working on right now.”
Disclaimer: Johnna is long Tesla.