Nvidia announced two new partnerships with Uber Technologies and Volkswagen AG signalling further expansion into AI technology for self-driving cars.
The announcement was made by Jensen Huang, CEO of the chip-making company at CES technology conference in Las Vegas where he made the keynote speech.
Nvidia’s two partnerships will involve suppling technology to Uber’s planned driverless vehicles and creating artificial intelligence applications for Volkswagen’s future cars.
Nvidia’s new Drive IX platform will become part of the technology for Volkswagen’s global auto lineup using so-called “intelligent co-pilot” capabilities based on processing sensor data inside and outside the car.
Sharing the stage with Huang, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess discussed how AI is revolutionising the auto industry and highlighted Volkswagen's exciting new rebirth of the iconic Volkswagen MicroBus, the new I.D. BUZZ.
The reimagined vehicle in electric car form will be infused with AI technology for the cockpit and self-driving.