Volvo And Autoliv Partner With Nvidia For Self-Driving Cars

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"But Autoliv also has the rights to make the software available to other automakers".

The auto maker is working with Atoliv and NVIDIA to develop the hardware and software to power self driving cars.

Nvidia has also partnered with Volvo Cars and Autoliv, which will all work together with Zenuity, an automotive software development venture, to develop next-generation self-driving auto technologies.

First off, Volvo has gone in halfsies with Autoliv to create a new software development subsidiary called Zenuity.

Jan Carlson, chief executive of Autoliv, said: "With NVIDIA, we now have full access to the leading AI computing platform for autonomous driving".

BMW is collaborating with Intel, Mobileye, Delphi and Continental to bring its iNext electric crossover to market by 2021. The partnership will work to develop systems which use artificial intelligence to recognise objects around vehicles, identify threats and navigate safely.

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The Drive PX uses artificial intelligence to process massive amounts of data so self-driving cars can react to hard driving scenarios in a fraction of a second.

In April, Germany's Daimler formed a similar alliance with supplier Robert Bosch to speed development of self-driving vehicles.

The NVIDIA DRIVE PX system enables full 360-degree, real-time situational awareness and uses a known high-definition map to plan a safe route and drive precisely along it, adjusting to ever-changing circumstances.

The world's biggest supplier, with $46.50 billion in original equipment sales in 2016, generates annual sales of more than 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) for the sensors, software and actuators needed for collision avoidance and self-driving vehicles.

The Silicon Valley-based Nvidia also announced a non-exclusive partnership with German automotive suppliers ZF and Hella for artificial intelligence technology for autonomous driving. Nvidia, which creates computer graphics, will install its Drive PX supercomputer system in Volvo cars by 2021.

Volvo already has been working closely with Autoliv and Nvidia on the automaker's Drive Me autonomous driving pilot program to test a fleet of 100 self-driving XC90s on the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden, starting this autumn. But the company says that Nvidia's AI platform will help it take its own autonomous and driver assistance tech to the next level.

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