Self driving cars. The market is buzzing with those three words and every carmaker is as giddy as a schoolboy when they announce that their company is developing one. In this market of saturation, which has ironically made the novelty seem generic, meet Audi. They’ve done it once again with their hard hitting ideologies and given the market a breath of fresh air-
Chip maker NVIDIA and car manufacturer Audi have joined forces at the CES 2017 to announce their new project which involves self-driving cars. While there are plenty of self-driving automobiles out there, including one from Google, this partnership has the legs to go a long way as it comes between two major names in the industry.
This announcement didn’t actually come as a surprise given that NVIDIA has been working on this for quite some time now. NVIDIA CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, said that the idea is to get these self-driven cars to the road by 2020.
This new car, known as the Audi AI, comes with Level 4 autonomy, which will offer deep AI control for the vehicle, although it will face some minor issues in rare circumstances.
Artificial Intelligence is something that no company can afford to neglect right now given the kind of advancements that other companies are making. This is no doubt the future of the tech industry, which explains why almost every tech giant has some investment in the AI sector.
In addition to talking about the new Audi AI, NVIDIA also gave us some insights on its new supercomputer powered by an 8-core CPU and a 512 core GPU. Known as the ‘Xavier’, this SoC is based on the Volta GPU architecture. This will soon power the ‘Drive PX’ platform, which is what the company’s self-driving cars are based on.
So, are you as excited with the partnership as the brands are? Does it hold the key to breaking the markets bottle neck, and if it doesn’t, then what according to you does? Let us know in the comments down below!