Nvidia partners with Uber and Volkswagen on autonomous vehicle technology
Uber has selec...
Nvidia has signed new partnerships with both Uber and Volkswagen on the further deployment and development of self driving technologies.
Uber has selected Nvidia’s technology for the AI computing systems within its fleet of autonomous vehicles, including both self-driving cars and freight trucks.
The ride hailing company is making significant headway into the emerging market, having already completed over 50,000 rides and covered 2mn miles using autonomous vehicles.
“Developing safe, reliable autonomous vehicles requires sophisticated AI software and a high-performance GPU computing engine in the vehicle,” said Eric Meyhofer, Head of Uber Advanced Technologies Group. “NVIDIA is a key technology provider to Uber as we bring scalable self-driving cars and trucks to market.”
Volkswagen, meanwhile, has announced that it will be using Nvidia’s Drive IX Intelligent Experience software development kit to create AI-based technology for co-Pilot autonomous driving capabilities.
“Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the car,” Volkswagen CEO Herbet Diess said. “Autonomous driving, zero-emission mobility and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning. Combining the imagination of Volkswagen with NVIDIA, the leader in AI technology, enables us to take a big step into the future.”
Both of the new partnerships were unveiled at the opening press conference of CES 2018.
This is not the first time that Nvidia has collaborated on self-driving technologies, with the company having also previously signed similar agreements with both Baidu and Tesla.
Searching for the Top 100 Leaders in Technology
The search is on for the Top 100 Leaders in Technology 2021 – nominated by readers of Technology magazine and open to all.
The initiative has been launched and nominations are now open, with the final, prestigious Top 100 due to be announced during Technology and AI LIVE running 14-16 September, beamed from London to the world.
This latest, definitive list of the leading executives and influencers in the industry will be announced at the event and shared across social media channels, this website, and presented in a special supplement that honours all of those named in our annual list.
The Top 100 Leaders follows on from the well-received Top 100 Women in Technology that BizClik Media Group (BMG) – publishers of Technology magazine, AI magazine and a growing portfolio of industry-leading titles – produced in March this year to coincide with International Women’s Day.
“The Top 100 Women recognised the incredible and influential women driving our industry,” says Scott Birch, editorial director, BMG. “The success of that initiative encouraged us to recognise the Top 100 Leaders – individuals championing everything that we love about technology and embracing best practice that’s good for business.”
Nominations are already coming in, with some notable highlights including:
Rhonda Vetere - Herbalife
Bryan Smith - Expedient
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