Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Nvidia collaborates with Uber, Volkswagen in self-driving technology

Nvidia CES 2018 At CES 2018, Nvidia launches Xavier, an effort to meld autonomous driving and AI
Jeannie Matthews | 09 January, 2018, 02:05

Volkswagen announced that it will use Nvidia's Drive IX platform in some of its upcoming vehicles, including the I.D. Buzz electric bus. He says that the AR will soon become an integral part of the driving experience and will start being included in all the cars.

"Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the vehicle", said Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess.

Nvidia believes that its technology has a role to play in reducing accidents as well as increasing capacity on the road by cutting down the necessity of multiple vehicle ownership and enabling road transportation to become a lot more efficient.

Uber, the largest ride-hailing company, will use Nvidia processors and software for its forthcoming fleet of self-driving vehicles, the chipmaker's Chief Executive Officer Jen-Hsun Huang said at the CES consumer electronics show Sunday in Las Vegas.

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Meanwhile, Uber has been using Nvidia's self-driving technology in its autonomous test cars for a while, though the companies are only just starting to talk about it this week. The company has already launched the Drive AR SDK which will let developers build their apps on top of the Xavier platform. "Autonomous driving, zero-emission mobility, and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning".

It's also been working with Volkswagen, one of the world's largest auto makers. "Working with NVIDIA, the leader in AI technology, enables us to take a big step into the future".

Nvidia's AI offerings are being used by Uber to help its autonomous fleet make perceptions about the environment it drives through, and make decisions based on that information. "We've been working with NVIDIA on developing on-vehicle chips for autonomous driving, which aims to accelerate the pace of mass production of autonomous vehicles". The Drive IX aims at helping developers build in vehicle AI assistants and also act as a hub for both internal and external sensors.

First, Volkswagen will be bringing co-pilot capabilities into its cars by infusing Nvidia AI solutions in assistance systems like Voice Assistant, gaze tracking and even leveraging real-time data for better driving.

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