The self-driving car arena continues to see new partnerships being inked between traditional car manufacturers and tech companies. NVIDIA has confirmed a new partnership with ride-hailing service Uber and auto giant Volkswagen to further the development of self-driving car technology. This is just one of the many partnerships that NVIDIA has inked to further its position in the self-driving technology arena.
NVIDIA has previously teamed up with the likes of Tesla and China’s Baidu. Best known for its graphics chips, NVIDIA has seriously been working on developing self-driving car technology.
The company’s CEO Jensen Huang reminded that Uber’s self-driving car fleet is relying on its technology to drive on its own. Uber has been relying on NVIDIA’s GPU technology since it deployed its first fleet of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs in Pittsburgh and Phoenix.
NVIDIA is going to incorporate its artificial intelligence technology with Volkswagen’s future lineup that’s based on its Drive IX platform. The technology will power the “intelligent co-pilot” functionality that will make decisions by processing sensor data inside and outside the car. The functionalities of this technology can be enhanced further via software updates.
The first application of this technology will be witnessed in the upcoming Volkswagen I.D. Buzz electric minibus.