Nvidia Partnering With Volvo For Self-Driving Vehicle Tech Development – CleanTechnica


Nvidia Partnering With Volvo For Self-Driving Vehicle Tech Development

July 17th, 2017 by  

Nvidia, a giant in the manufacturing of graphics processing chips, is partnering with Volvo Cars and the Swedish auto supplier Autoliv on the development of new self-driving vehicle tech, according to recent reports.

The aim, reportedly, is for the tech to be used in vehicles that will hit the marketplace by 2021.

On a similar and related note, Nvidia also recently announced non-exclusive partnerships with the German automotive suppliers ZF and Hella — also with relation to the development of self-driving vehicle and AI tech.

“Nvidia came to prominence in the gaming industry for designing graphics processing chips, but in recent years has been a key player in the automotive sector for providing the so-called ‘brain’ of the autonomous vehicle,” Reuters notes.

“The company, whose many partners already include Tesla, Toyota, Ford, Audi, BMW, and tier one supplier Robert Bosch, announced its latest deals at an automotive electronics show in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Nvidia’s Drive PX artificial intelligence platform is used by Tesla in its Models S and X and upcoming Model 3 electric vehicles. Volkswagen AG’s Audi is also using the system to reach full autonomous driving by 2020.

“In a call with reporters, Nvidia’s senior automotive director Danny Shapiro said carmakers and their main suppliers are now moving away from the research and development phase of autonomous vehicles and into concrete production plans. The system developed jointly by ZF and Hella, and using Nvidia’s Drive PX platform, will combine front cameras with radar and software to create technology meeting the Euro NCAP safety certification for so-called ‘Level 3’ driving, in which some, but not all, driving is performed by the car.”

On that note, Volvo is already utilizing the Drive PX platform in its self-driving vehicle pilot program, dubbed “Drive Me.”

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