Semiconductor maker Nvidia stated on Tuesday it struck a cope with Germany’s Daimler Mercedes-Benz to supply automobiles produced from 2024 with a chip and software program platform that may finally be used for autonomous driving features.
“We intend to join forces to create a software-defined vehicle and deploy this across the entire next generation’s fleet,” Nvidia Senior Director of Automotive Danny Shapiro advised reporters.
Shapiro declined to reveal the monetary phrases of the deal. The deal covers chips and software program for the automobile system.
The new partnership adopted Daimler’s transfer final week to pause a improvement alliance with rival German luxurious carmaker BMW within the space of automated driving.
Shapiro stated the high-end Nvidia Drive AGX Orin Platform – an autonomous automobile processor – could be normal in each Mercedes-Benz automobile. With that in place, customers will be capable of update the automobile’s software program the best way smartphones are up to date as we speak.
Asked how the Mercedes-Benz partnership will have an effect on Nvidia’s decade-long collaboration with Audi AG, Shapiro stated neither association was unique. With Mercedes-Benz there may be “a huge dedication, huge energy, huge investment from both companies to bring this to market,” he stated.
Mercedes-Benz offered 2.39 million automobiles worldwide in 2019. The two firms have been working collectively on autonomous driving and synthetic intelligence automobile expertise for over 5 years.
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