I think it's reasonable to assume that they would try keeping the power envelope pretty similar to what they had before, since they can't really afford to increase it a whole lot without people noticing an impact on range. As for the deep learning thing, I don't understand what you're getting at. It'd be a terrible idea to expect each individual driver to train their car's AI, so that obviously isn't how they would go about it. That means the AI is something they (as the company) would train, and only need to do once. I'm sure they'd release small updates every once in a while to fine-tune its performance. It's so much less expensive in terms of hardware, energy, financial cost, and processing power to have a trained AI, vs the alternative you propose (compensate with a crapload of sensors). It's something that, if done properly, would apply to everyone's car. To clarify my point in my previous post, sensors should only be added to compensate for missing and/or unreliable data. But just simply adding sensors for the sake of more data will not necessarily ensure a smarter or more effective AI. And no, I'm not suggesting it'll hurt the AI (though, it could, if there's enough latency or incoming errors as a result of them). 500W is not a non-issue, but, I would entirely agree with you that future generations are bound to be far more efficient. However, Nvidia are the ones claiming that 500W is good; it isn't. As stated before, it's efficient in a TOPS perspective, but performance efficiency is not the only metric that matters. If it did, everyone would be driving 4.0L+ engines, because despite using more fuel, a larger displacement is more efficient (when all things are treated equal - obviously, plenty of engines that size are horribly inefficient). EDIT: Also, it's important to consider that many car companies are really being nagged to improve fuel economy, especially in places like CA and various European countries that have emissions taxes. Interesting, I wasn't aware of that. Well then, I guess their system is better than I gave them credit for.