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VW and NVIDIA partner on vehicle artificial intelligence

VW and NVIDIA partner on vehicle artificial intelligence

With Volkswagen, Nvidia said it was imbuing its artificial intelligence technology into the German automobile company's future lineup, using their new Drive IX platform.

Nvidia revealed that it is looking to use its Drive IX platform to power a new generation of Volkswagen vehicles, including the new I.D Buzz (pictured above), a remaster of the iconic MicroBus set to be released in 2020 and empowered with AI technology including self-driving ability. This is all part of NVIDIA's wider strategy for putting AI into cars, so that computers will one day completely drive you around, or provide you with safe and accurate info should you want to drive yourself. "Autonomous driving, zero tailpipe emission mobility and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning".

Two Xavier SoCs and two next-gen Nvidia GPUs are used for the new Pegasus AI computing platform announced late a year ago which Nvidia says is capable of powering Level 5 autonomous vehicles.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. Its system is able to deliver 30 trillion operations per second.

To date, 320 companies involved in the autonomous vehicle industry, whether software developers, auto manufacturers and their suppliers, sensor and card companies, use Nvidia Drive, formerly called Drive PX2.

Nvidia is pushing Drive IX as the ultimate SDK for vehicle safety and convenience.

Called NVIDIA Drive AR, the software is created to give drivers much more information about what's around them, as well as vehicle info.

Xavier's specs include 9 billion transistors, a custom version of the company's powerful Volta GPU, and a whole bunch of other complex numbers that make Xavier the biggest chip of its kind.

Nvidia also said its first Xavier processors would be delivered to customers this quarter.

First, Volkswagen will be bringing co-pilot capabilities into its cars by infusing Nvidia AI solutions in assistance systems like Voice Assistant, gaze tracking and even leveraging real-time data for better driving. For Nvidia customers, the Pegasus motherboard is pitched as the path to production for fully autonomous vehicles.


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