Volvo collaborates with Autoliv and NVIDIA to develop self-driving car systems – FleetNews

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Volvo has collaborated with Autoliv and NVIDIA to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars.

Working together with Zenuity, the three companies will develop technology to assist Volvo Car’s commitment to having ‘level 4’ autonomous cars on sale by 2021.

As part of the collaboration, Volvo Cars, Autoliv and Zenuity will use NVIDIA’s AI car computing platform as the foundation for their own advanced software development.

Volvo Cars’ president and chief executive Hakan Samuelsson said: “This cooperation with NVIDIA places Volvo Cars, Autoliv and Zenuity at the forefront of the fast-moving market to develop next-generation autonomous driving capabilities, and will speed up the development of Volvo’s own commercially available autonomous drive cars.”

NVIDIA’s chief executive Jensen Huang added: “Artificial intelligence (AI) is the essential tool for solving the incredibly demanding challenge of autonomous driving. We are building on our earlier collaboration with Volvo Cars to create production-ready vehicles that will make driving safer, lead to greener cities and reduce congestion on our roads.”

Autoliv’s chief executive Jan Carlson said: “With NVIDIA, we now have full access to the leading AI computing platform for autonomous driving. Autoliv, Volvo Cars and NVIDIA share the same vision for safe, autonomous driving. This cooperation will further advance our leading ADAS and autonomous driving offerings to the market.”

Zenuity will provide Volvo Cars with self-driving software. At the same time, Autoliv will also sell this software to third-party OEMs using Autoliv’s established and broad sales, marketing and distribution network.

 

 

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