Tesla works with AMD to develop its own AI chips for stand-alone cars

More than 50 people are working on the project under Jim Keller, Tesla’s Autopilot hardware and software manager.

Electric carmaker Tesla is working with AMD to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for stand-alone cars, as revealed by sources close to the company that points to CNBC.

The automaker has received samples of the first implementation of its processor and is now running tests on it.¬†More than 50 people are working on the project under Jim Keller, a longtime chip architect and Tesla’s Autopilot hardware and software chief, according to the report.

Tesla is not completely alone in chip development, according to the source, and will be based on AMD’s intellectual property.

GlobalFoundries Inc CEO Sanjay Jha said his company is working directly with Tesla. GlobalFoundries, which makes chips, has a supply agreement with AMD.

AMD shares have jumped 2.2% after revealing this information.