Ride-sharing service Uber has selected Nvidia technology for the AI computing system in its fleet of self-driving vehicles, Huang said. 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. Working with NVIDIA, the leader in AI technology, enables us to take a big step into the future".
The new DRIVE AI platform focuses on putting augmented reality into vehicles to enhance and transform the driving experience, according to Nvidia.
Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. VW Group plans to launch commercial fleets of self-driving electric vehicles in two to five cities beginning in 2021.
Nvidia also said its first Xavier processors would be delivered to customers this quarter.
The Xavier processor has more than 9 billion transistors and is the most complex system on a chip ever created, Huang says, yet it requires a fraction of the electricity to run than far less powerful processors.
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia kickstarted the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 by unveiling the autonomous machine intelligence processor that will be at the heart of its over 320 self-driving collaborations. Production vehicles utilizing AI self-driving technologies from NVIDIA, ZF and Baidu are expected on the roads of China starting in 2020. The collaboration will initially focus on "intelligent co-pilot" capabilities, which includes convenience systems that analyze sensors within the vehicle.
The chipmaker's Nvidia Drive tech is also being adopted into the Drive IX platform on Volkswagen's future auto line-up.