California-based tech corporation Nvidia announced at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2019 taking place in Las Vegas, that it will collaborate with Mercedes to build artificial intelligence (AI) architecture for Benz cars.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said “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…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.”
Both the companies are focusing on the development of a single system with self-driving abilities and smart instrument panel functions. However, the current system comprises of multiple small processors (ECUs) and each electronic control unit handles separate parts of the cars including windows, door locks, power steering and brakes.
As per the assertions of the companies, Nvidia’s move will add high performance, energy efficient compute to handle AI software for advanced mobility technologies which will create the focal point of the all-vehicle architecture.
The company further asserted “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.”
Mercedes cars’ have AI systems in seven car models and nine more with AI powered feature are expected to roll out by 2019.
Additionally, the companies in alliance are operating on robo-taxi service with Bosch, in San Jose for later half of 2019.
Nvidia revealed its Drive AutoPilot asset which is driver assistance system for Level 2+ autonomous vehicles that unifies Nvidia’s Xavier SoC processors along with latest Nvidia Drive software to process data from both outside and inside of vehicle.
Senior director for Automotive Danny Shapiro said at CES 2019 “Nvidia is for the first time pushing down into more mainstream driver systems.”
Forty new laptops models from every major OEM will feature RTX GPUs, announced Nvidia on CES eve.
Founder and CEO of computer game company described the achievements of Nvidia at CES 2019. He boasted about the company’s neural network technology. He phrased that Computer Graphics Business is going for entire transformation due to mingled working of deep learning, ray tracing and productivity of real-world physics. Nvidia has surely exhibited another level of achievement by introducing its driver-assistance system, Drive Autopilot which is a step further footprint for prevailing Level 2 systems.