Bosch Announces It's Working With NVIDIA on AI Self Driving

09:08 03/15/2017

Bosch, the world's largest automotive supplier, announced today that it is collaborating with NVDA  to devleop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars.

While neither company has revealed too many details about the upcoming self-driving systems, they have addressed that it's Level 4 autonomous capabilities.

Autonomous driving levels measure from 0 to 5, and a 4 means "fully autonomous." These vehicles are designed to perform all safety-critical driving functions the whole trip as well as monitor roadway conditions. Not every driving scenario is covered however.

The companies are developing a Bosch AI self-driving car computer that will be built using NVIDIA's software and hardware. This is Bosch's first announced DRIVE PX platform that incorporates NVIDIA’s forthcoming Xavier technology.

Xavier technology is an upcoming AI car super-chip. It is the world's first single-chip processor designed to achieve level-4 autonomous driving.

NVIDIA's Xavier technology processes up to 30 trillion deep learning operations a second all while only drawing 30 watts of power.

The company's CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner revealed the partnership at a keynote address at Bosch Connected World at the company's annual Internet of Things conference in Germany.

CEO and founder of NVIDIA, Jen-Hsun Huang, commented, "Self-driving cars is a challenge that can finally be solved with recent breakthroughs in deep learning and artificial intelligence. 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 Dr. Denner. "We are making the car smart."

This article has been provided by a Chasing Markets contributor. All content submitted by this author represent their personal opinions, and should be considered as such for entertainment purpose only. All opinions expressed are those of the writer, and may not necessarily represent fact, opinions, or bias of Chasing Markets.
Most Read