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Tesla has been working on a backup plan in case its self-driving promises fail

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Tesla has quietly developed a new hardware suite with more computing power to help achieve its goal of full automation, according to Electrek. The updated onboard computer, dubbed “HW 2.5,” would seem to contradict the previous vow by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that all vehicles released since October 2016 would have the hardware necessary to achieve “full self-driving capabilities.”

Last year, Musk promised that once Tesla’s Autopilot system had accumulated enough real-world telemetry and data, the company would push out an over-the-air software update to all Tesla vehicles to enable full autonomy. The announcement conjured up a fantastical vision of Musk flipping a switch to suddenly transform all of the Tesla vehicles on the road into…

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