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Volvo cars announced the partnership with US technology firm NVIDIA to develop the artificial intelligence and self driving technology software for its cars.
Volvo cars and Autoliv, a Swedish supplier of the safety system and parts worldwide to automakers with revenue more than $10 billion formed a new joint venture company called Zenuity in 2017 and now teams up with NVIDIA.
Zenuity along with NVIDIA develop the self driving tech and supply to the Volvo cars and Autoliv will be able to sale the same software to the other OEM as well under the contract.
NVIDIA is globally know for its invention in GPU specially designed for gaming computer and laptops and other devices have already teamed up with like, Toyota, Mercedes etc. Primary product line is GeForce and GPU maker is focusing on Gaming, Super computing and data centers with automobile AI from 2014.
German automaker BMW has joined the hands with chip-maker Intel (NVIDIA rival) to develop the deep learning projects and the AI which can understand the surrounding of the car and respond accordingly.
Volvo already testing the NVIDIA artificial intelligence pilot system in its semi-autonomous vehicles since January 2018.
NVIDIA with Volvo cars wants to develop Level 4 autonomous vehicles which are fully autonomous and designed to perform all safety-critical driving functions and monitor roadway conditions for an entire trip.
“This cooperation with NVIDIA places Volvo Cars, Autoliv and Zenuity at the forefront of the fast moving market to develop next generation autonomous driving capabilities and will speed up the development of Volvo’s own commercially available autonomous drive cars,” said Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars.
Jensen Huang, chief executive of NVIDIA, said: “We are building on our earlier collaboration with Volvo Cars to create production ready vehicles that will make driving safer, lead to greener cities and reduce congestion on our roads.”
Volvo cars, a Swedish automaker headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden currently owned by Chinese automotive company Geely. Lets see how NVIDIA and Volvo cars go together by 2021.
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