For years, we have known Nvidia as a graphics card manufacturer. Nonetheless, in the upcoming years, we will see the same name in some other areas as well.
On Sunday, at Consumer Electronic Show, the company Chief Executive Officer revealed that Uber, the largest ride-renting company will be using Nvidia’s hardware and software for the upcoming fleet of self-driving vehicles. On the other hand, Volkswagen will make use of Nvidia technology to develop an intelligent co-pilot system. At the show, conducted in Las Vegas, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and Volkswagen Brand Chief Herbert Diess shared the stage together.
Self-driving technology is fairly new today. For the same reason, Nvidia wants to emerge as the market leader in the still developing industry and dominate over the competitors like Intel and Qualcomm. A few automakers already announced collaborations with other chip manufactures as a part of finding what’s best for them. All of them look for the best one that effectively eradicate the use of a driver in a car.
“The map is almost everyone working with everyone,” said Danny Shapiro, who heads Nvidia’s automotive business. “We’re happy with our position, with the 320 partners we have.”
Uber has been working on self-driving technology since 2015. And, they have completed over 50,000 passenger trips and crossed over 2 million miles. Although the collaboration has become evident, the companies didn’t share any financial details of the deal.
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