Volvo Cars, Autoliv and NVIDIA have teamed-up to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars. The three companies will work together with Zenuity, a newly formed automotive software development joint venture between Volvo Cars and Autoliv, to create next-generation self-driving car technologies.
As part of the collaboration, Volvo Cars, Autoliv and Zenuity will use NVIDIA’s AI car computing platform as the foundation for their own advanced software development.
Jensen Huang, chief executive of NVIDIA, said, “Artificial intelligence is the essential tool for solving the incredibly demanding challenge of autonomous driving. We are building on our earlier collaboration with Volvo Cars to create production-ready vehicles that will make driving safer, lead to greener cities and reduce congestion on our roads.”
Jan Carlson, chief executive of Autoliv, commented, “With NVIDIA, we now have full access to the leading AI computing platform for autonomous driving. Autoliv, Volvo Cars and NVIDIA share the same vision for safe, autonomous driving. This cooperation will further advance our leading ADAS and autonomous driving offerings to the market.”
Volvo Cars, Autoliv, Zenuity and NVIDIA will work together to develop systems that can utilize deep learning – a form of AI – to recognize objects in their environment, anticipate potential threats and navigate safely.
Zenuity will provide Volvo Cars with self-driving software. At the same time, Autoliv will also sell this software to third-party OEMs.
June 30, 2017