Bosch, Nvidia Partner to Develop AI for Self-Driving Cars
【Summary】Bosch, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, and Nvidia announced a partnership to develop artificial intelligence for autonomous cars that will be sold to the masses
Automotive partnerships are becoming more mainstream as companies look to work together to introduce new, self-driving technology. Developing, engineering, marketing, and introducing autonomous technology can be an extremely expensive venture, making collaborations between large companies a good idea.
Nvidia Expands On Its Parnterships
Nvidia already has numerous partnerships that allow the technology company to research, test, and develop new tech, but the company's latest announcement to join forces with Bosch may be its largest.
In a press release, Nvidia announced that it would be working closely with Bosch, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, to develop artificial intelligence systems for autonomous vehicles. Dr. Volkmar Denner, Bosch CEO, announced the partnership at Bosch Connected World in Berlin, Germany earlier this month.
The two companies will develop the computer for a driverless car by utilizing Nvidia's deep learning hardware and software. According to the release, the company's software and hardware allows a vehicle to be trained on how to drive without any assistance from a human driver and permits the car to be updated wirelessly.
"Self-driving cars is a challenge that can finally be solved with recent breakthroughs in deep learning and artificial intelligence," said founder and CEO of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang. "Using DRIVE PX AI car computer, Bosch will build automotive-grade systems for the mass production of autonomous cars. Together we will realize a future where autonomous vehicles make mobility safe and accessible to all."
Nvidia's PX platform with Xavier technology, as Teslarati points out, is capable of processing up to 30 trillion deep learning operations a second. Even more remarkably, the platform only uses 30 watts of power while operating. The tech is classified as Level 4, which according to the SAE classifies the vehicle as being able to drive itself independently for the most part with some exceptions in inclement weather.
Bosch Provides Sensors, Nvidia The Computers
A report from The Verge claims that the deal between Nvidia and Bosch includes selling the technology company's Drive PX 2 driver-assist platform to automakers. As the outlet reports, the partnership gives Nvidia access to Bosch's extensive market where the automotive supplier will sell Nvidia's tech to various automakers.
As The Verge reports, an Nvidia spokesperson stated that the tech company would provide its software and hardware, while Bosch is focusing on developing sensors for the car. Both companies would come together and offer the complete package to automakers.
"Automated driving makes roads safer, and artificial intelligence is the key to making that happen," stated Denner. "We are making the car smart."
Nvidia's latest partnership is another addition to the technology company's extensive list. Currently, Nvidia is partners with Audi, Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Baidu, Honda, BMW, and Luxgen. Earlier this year, Nvidia also began working with PACCAR to develop self-driving technology for trucks, putting the technology company at the heart of the driverless scene.
These are the types of partnerships that will make autonomous technology more readily available in the near future.
Vineeth Joel Patel
Joel Patel has been covering all aspects of the automotive industry for four years as an editor and freelance writer for various websites. When it comes to cars, he enjoys covering the merger between technology and cars. In his spare time, Joel likes to watch baseball, work on his car, and try new foods
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