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Volkswagen shares rise, carmaker announces Nvidia self-driving tech partnership

At CES 2018, Nvidia launches Xavier, an effort to meld autonomous driving and AI

NVIDIA, Baidu, and ZF announced a self-driving platform for China as part of the Santa Clara-based company's Consumer Electronics Show conference held Sunday, adding that their solution is meant to be the first production-ready product of its kind.

Nvidia is touting the tie-ups as a way of claiming leadership in the growing competition among component makers for whose technology will dominate the emerging field of self-driving cars.

Nvidia used its pre-CES keynote address to confirm that its upcoming DRIVE Xavier chipset will be delivered to customers this quarter.

According to Reuters, the company is planning to expand its research and development into autonomous vehicle technology by forming a series of new partnerships.

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess joined Huang on stage to highlight the new VW I.D. Buzz, a prototype electric vehicle that Volkswagon hopes will cement its place as a market leader for AI computing in cars.

At CES 2018, Nvidia launches Xavier, an effort to meld autonomous driving and AI
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Nvidia believes that its technology has a role to play in reducing accidents as well as increasing capacity on the road by cutting down the necessity of multiple auto ownership and enabling road transportation to become a lot more efficient.

Touted by Nvidia as the "world's most powerful SoC (system on a chip)", Xavier was built to process Level 5 autonomous driving data from a vehicle's radar, cameras, Lidar and ultrasonic systems with more energy efficiency and a smaller form factor than anything else on the market. "Autonomous driving, zero tailpipe emission mobility and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning".

Meanwhile, Uber has been using Nvidia's self-driving technology in its autonomous test cars for a while, though the companies are only just starting to talk about it this week.

Nvidia has collaborated with Uber Technologies and Volkswagen to make further gains in the autonomous vehicles segment. In total, Nvidia is now collaborating with more than 320 companies on self-driving vehicle and truck initiatives worldwide, including carmakers, auto parts suppliers and information technology firms. Xavier is a complete system-on-a-chip processor that's essentially an AI brain for self-driving cars.

The AI infusion will give the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz "Intelligent Co-Pilot" capabilities, which will include convenience and driver assistance systems based on processing sensor data from both inside and outside of the vehicle. Nvidia will provide its Drive IX platform, its Intelligent Experience platform software development kit.

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