Nvidia teams up with Uber and Volkswagen on self-driving vehicle tech

Nvidia teams up with Uber and Volkswagen on self-driving vehicle tech

Nvidia teams up with Uber and Volkswagen on self-driving vehicle tech

Uber is also stepping out as an Nvidia customer, with news that the ride-share company has been using Nvidia GPUs for its AI computing system in its fleet of self-driving cars and trucks.

Nvidia says Xavier only consumes 30 watts of power to perform 30 trillion, providing 15 times energy efficiency than its predecessors. The DRIVE Xavier will form the core of the driverless platform that's now in development and will also become available to other manufacturers in the coming weeks, being set for a release in the current quarter of the year.

"Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the vehicle", said Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess. This is just one of the many partnerships that NVIDIA has inked to further its position in the self-driving technology arena.

During the opening of the CES tech conference in Las Vegas, Nevada Nvidia boss Jensen Huang explained that Uber is using his company's AI technology in its fleet of developmental self-driving cars.

Diess added, "Autonomous driving, zero-emission mobility and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning".

Xavier's specs include 9 billion transistors, a custom version of the company's powerful Volta GPU, and a whole bunch of other complex numbers that make Xavier the biggest chip of its kind.

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Graphics computing chip maker Nvidia partnered with Uber, Volkswagen and China's Baidu on driverless cars.

Basically, whatever futuristic interactions you might have with your Volkswagen vehicle are probably going to be powered by this AI architecture on the auto, and without requiring help from the cloud.

Along with other electric vehicles, the I.D. Buzz will be based on Volkswagen's Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform, used across the Volkswagen Group range.

Nvidia nvda just gave us another clue about Aurora Innovation, a one-year-old self-driving vehicle startup founded by autonomous vehicle veterans from Google, Tesla, and Uber. VW officials said they would use the technology to create an "intelligent co-pilot" to assist drivers.

The expanded partnership anchors Nvidia more deeply in the automaking community, which sees 320 companies reliant on Nvidia Drive, according to Reuters.

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