Nvidia Corporation, designer of graphics processing units, and Bosch, the world’s largest automotive supplier, have announced their collaboration in order to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass car market. The announcement was made by Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner during the keynote address at Bosch Connected World, in Berlin, at the Bosch Group’s annual Internet of Things Conference.
The two companies are together working on an AI self-driving car computer that would be built on NVIDIA’s deep learning software and hardware. It would enable vehicles to be trained on the complexities of driving, operated autonomously and updated over the air with new features.
Bosch and NVIDIA to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems
“Self-driving cars is a challenge that can finally be solved with recent breakthroughs in deep learning and artificial intelligence,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO, NVIDIA. “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.”
“Automated driving makes roads safer, and artificial intelligence is the key to making that happen,” said Denner. “We are making the car smart.”
The Bosch AI car computer system will be based on the next-generation NVIDIA DRIVE PX technology with Xavier, the upcoming AI car superchip. This superchip is the world’s first single-chip processor designed to achieve level-4 autonomous driving. The massive amount of computation required for the self-driving task can be very well handled by the unprecedented level of performance of Xavier. These tasks include running deep neural nets to sense surroundings, understanding the 3D environment and localising on the HD map, computing car dynamics, and predicting the behaviour as well as position of the other objects.
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