“We’re announcing a new partnership going forward, creating a computer that defines the future of autonomous vehicles, the future of AI, and the future of mobility,” Jensen Huang, Nvidia CEO, claimed on Tuesday.
Nvidia and Mercedes have a target of creating a single AI system which has autonomous abilities and “smart cockpit” jobs, replacing the present system made up of many small processors called as electronic control units (ECUs). Every ECU controls distinct areas of the vehicle like the door locks, braking, power steering, and windows.
Nvidia Drive will develop the core of the all-vehicle structural design, the firms claimed: “adding high-performance, energy efficient compute to handle AI software for advanced mobility technologies”.
“Centralizing and unifying compute in the car will make it easier to integrate and update advanced software features as they become available, whether for self-driving or AI-powered user experiences,” Nvidia further stated.
“This supercomputer will enable Mercedes-Benz vehicles to run AI capabilities in the car and in the cockpit, from safe autonomous driving to innovative convenience features.”
The two firms have also previously collaborated for AI, with Sajjad, Executive Vice President at Mercedes-Benz, and Huang utilizing the CES 2018 to disclose an AI-charged cockpit.
That AI system is now a part of seven car models and nine more such cars will be releasing during the current year.
Nvidia and Mercedes are also partnering with Bosch to launch a robo-taxi facility in San Jose in the latter half of 2019.
The Mercedes declaration arrived a day later the Nvidia declared Drive AutoPilot, a helping system for the driver for Level 2+ self-driving cars that deploys Xavier SoC processors of Nvidia with latest Nvidia Drive software for processing information from inside and outside of the car. On Monday at CES 2019, Danny Shapiro, senior director for Automotive claimed that Nvidia is “for the first time pushing down into more mainstream driver systems”.