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Tesla: Mobileye tried to stop our in-house chip development

Tesla and former pal Mobileye aren’t quite done airing controversial statements against each other. After the company behind Autopilot’s image recognition hardware said it severed its ties with the automaker because it was “pushing the envelope in terms of safety,” Tesla fired back with its own feisty response. A company spokesperson told Reuters that Mobileye wasn’t happy when it learned that Tesla decided to work on its own vision chips for Autopilot. She said Mobileye “attempted to force Tesla to discontinue this development, pay them more and use their products in future hardware.”

Mobileye and Tesla parted ways following the fatal Model S crash in Florida that put the carmaker’s Autopilot feature in hot water. The exchange of words started after that — Musk’s company once said that its ex-partner couldn’t keep up with its rate of innovation.

Besides revealing that Mobileye tried to dissuade Tesla from developing its own chips, the spokesperson also said that the other company started talking about safety concerns only after the EV manufacturer refused to give in:

“When Tesla refused to cancel its own vision development activities and plans for deployment, Mobileye discontinued hardware support for future platforms and released public statements implying that this discontinuance was motivated by safety concerns.”

Source: Reuters

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