Bosch is working with NVIDIA to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars. These will be built on NVIDIA’s deep learning software and hardware that enables vehicles to be trained on the complexities of driving, operated autonomously and updated over the air with new features and capabilities.
Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO, NVIDIA, said, “Using the Drive PX AI car computer, Bosch will build automotive-grade systems for the mass production of autonomous cars. Together we will realize a future where autonomous vehicles make mobility safe and accessible to all.
The Bosch AI car computer system will be based on next-generation NVIDIA Drive PX technology with Xavier, the AI car superchip, the world’s first single-chip processor designed to achieve level 4 autonomous driving.
The unprecedented level of performance of Xavier is necessary to handle the massive amount of computation required for the tasks self-driving vehicles must perform. These include running deep neural nets to sense surroundings, understanding the 3D environment, localizing themselves on an HD map, predicting the behavior and position of other objects, computing a safe path, and car dynamics.
March 21, 2017