Tesla hinted at this before, but apparently its long-term plan is to build its own autonomous vehicle chips. They are taking “vertical integration” to a whole new level.
(Interestingly, when I looked up vertical integration on Wikipedia just now, the opening paragraph of the article lists Ford as an example. The more things change, the more they stay the same.)
Elon Musk apparently announced this at an event for AI researchers in Long Beach last week, concurrent with NIPS 2017.
The event was live-tweeted by Stephen Merity, who is worth a read in his own right: