The head of the project Autopilot in the Tesla leaves the company-manufacturer. Now Jim Keller will work in the Corporation chipmaker Intel. About this, the two companies said officially. It is believed that care Keller directly linked to fatal incidents of self-governing transport, which is now investigating U.S. authorities.
Care Keller definitely will add problems to the already difficult attempts electric giant to create an Autonomous transport. Last day of work Keller Tesla was a Wednesday, and he became the third project Manager of the autopilot, who is leaving the company for two years. He was engaged in low-voltage hardware, software, autopilot and entertainment systems.
The new head of the hardware Department of the Autopilot was Pete Bannon, who worked among other things on the computer chips for Apple. Software Autopilot will be engaged in Director of artificial intelligence Tesla Andrew Carpathians.
“Tesla is deeply involved in the development of the most advanced silicon [in terms of electronics in the world, and we plan to significantly increase our investments in this area, building on the world class team we have,” said the company.
Next week, Keller will be assuming the position of senior Vice President of Intel’s silicon technology manufacturing.
23 Mar Tesla Model X running on autopilot collided with a guardrail near the town of mountain view in California. The electric car caught fire and collided with two other cars. 38-year-old driver Huang Wei died in the hospital.