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Porsche equips its cars with fake chips to avoid problems caused by parts shortages

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The chip shortage in the auto industry has affected everyone or nearly everyone. As reported, Porsche decided to get out of the situation in a rather unusual way.

The company’s CEO, Oliver Blum, revealed that Porsche is now equipping its cars with fake chips! Placebo chips will be used in some nodes as a replacement for normal chips. Later, when Porsche has no shortage problems, customers will be able to replace fake chips with normal ones at service centers.

There are no details on this, but it is known that such manipulations are not performed in the control systems of the main functions.

Blume explained this decision by the fact that the company prefers to supply cars with temporarily inoperative options, rather than stop deliveries altogether.

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Tesla Dojo Supercomputer Unveiled: So Powerful It Shut Down Power Grid in Palo Alto

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Tesla Dojo Supercomputer Unveiled So Powerful It Shut Down Power

Tesla unveiled its latest iteration of its Dojo supercomputer, which proved to be so powerful it shut down the power grid in Palo Alto.

Dojo is Tesla’s own dedicated supercomputing platform, built from the ground up for AI machine learning and specifically for video training using video data coming from Tesla electric vehicles.

Tesla Dojo Supercomputer Unveiled: So Powerful It Shut Down Power Grid in Palo Alto

The automaker already has a large supercomputer powered by Nvidia GPUs, which is one of the most powerful in the world, but Dojo’s new custom computer uses Tesla-designed chips and infrastructure.

The new supercomputer will boost Tesla’s ability to train neural networks using video data, which is critical for computer vision technology to enable self-driving driving. A year ago, the company first announced the creation of Dojo. Now she spoke about the progress made over the year.

Tesla Dojo Supercomputer Unveiled: So Powerful It Shut Down Power Grid in Palo Alto

Tesla claims it can replace 6 GPU blocks with a single tile (Dojo tile), which the company claims costs less than one GPU block. On a tray (system tray) 6 such tiles. One tray is equivalent to “3-4 fully loaded supercomputer racks”. Tesla can accommodate two of these system trays in the same Dojo chassis. Tesla is still developing and testing the infrastructure needed to combine multiple cabinets to create the first Dojo Exapod, whose main specifications are already known: 1.1 EFLOP, 1.3TB SRAM, and 13TB high-bandwidth DRAM.

“We knew we needed to rethink every aspect of the data center infrastructure to deliver unprecedented cooling and power density,” said Bill Chang, Tesla’s chief system engineer for the Dojo project.

They had to develop their own powerful cooling and power system for Dojo cabinets. Chang confirmed that Tesla shut down its local power grid substation while testing Dojo: “Earlier this year, we began stress testing our power and cooling infrastructure and managed to increase capacity by more than 2 MW before we shut down our substation and received a call from cities”.

Tesla Dojo Supercomputer Unveiled: So Powerful It Shut Down Power Grid in Palo Alto

There are currently plans to build seven Dojo Exapods in Palo Alto.

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You crash wrong. Apple admits car crash detection doesn’t work in all cases

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You crash wrong Apple admits car crash detection doesnt work

After the release of the iPhone 14 series smartphones, enthusiasts began to test the car accident detection function, which is the main innovation of the standard model. There is also support for communication satellites, but it only works in the US and Canada.

According to Apple, this feature can determine if a user has been in a car accident. If after a collision the user does not respond within 20 seconds, the smartphone will automatically make an emergency call.

You crash wrong.  Apple admits car crash detection doesn't work in all cases

However, some users have found in tests that the iPhone 14 does not activate the car accident detection function in all cases, even after a collision. Apple has already commented on the situation.

Cupertino said that for this feature to work, you must meet the minimum requirements: the iPhone must be connected to Bluetooth or CarPlay. Moreover, the car must drive a certain distance: if the GPS in the smartphone shows that the car was moving along the highway, then the probability of the function being triggered will be higher.

Apple is not responsible for the operation of this feature, stating that it “may not be able to detect all vehicle crashes.”

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Tesla Optimus humanoid robot will cost less than $20,000. Specifications are already known

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Tesla Optimus humanoid robot will cost less than 20000 Specifications

As we already reported, yesterday Elon Musk presented a fresh prototype of the Optimus humanoid robot, details of which were published by Slashgear.

The robot is able to move all fingers independently, and there are sensors in the fingers for feedback and control of the grip force. The robot will be able to keep track of what it is holding. The arms have 27 degrees of freedom, the body – more than 200. At the same time, the robot weighs about 73 kg and consumes 100 watts in a sitting position and 500 watts when walking.

Tesla Optimus humanoid robot will cost less than $20,000. Specifications are already known

The heart of Optimus is a single-chip system developed by Tesla. He received Wi-Fi and LTE modules for a permanent connection to the Web. The 2.4 kWh battery is also designed by Tesla and is built into the Optimus’ chest.

The charge is expected to last a full day, though it’s unclear at this stage how much work the Optimus can handle. Elon Musk acknowledged that Tesla still has a lot of work to do to improve and refine the Optimus.

However, the Tesla CEO is enthusiastic about the potential: “Our goal is to build a useful humanoid robot as soon as possible. We plan to produce robots in large volumes, with low cost and high reliability.”

Tesla Optimus humanoid robot will cost less than $20,000. Specifications are already known

The biggest surprise is pricing, where Musk is very ambitious: “It’s expected to cost a lot less than a car.” Probably less than $20,000 is my guess. This is significantly less than even the cheapest Tesla car.”

Musk said the robot’s knee joint is inspired by human knees. Tesla also conducts crash tests, similar to those its cars go through, to make sure that any damage to the robot from a fall will only be superficial.

Tesla Optimus humanoid robot will cost less than $20,000. Specifications are already known

The date of the start of sales has not yet been announced.

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