Nvidia and Bosch to build self-driving AI computers

Nvidia and Bosch to build self-driving AI computers  image / NVIDIA | March 21, 2017 06:06

The builders of your graphics card are building self-driving cars now

Nvidia, a brand most commonly associated with making GPU's for computers, will soon be developing AI-powered self-driving technology as well. To do so, the US based tech company has teamed up with German auto industry supplier, Bosch. Bosch will be building an AI supercomputer using Nvdia technology, which will then be supplied to major automakers around the globe.

The team up of the two companies would be strategic as they would be able to do what they do best – Nvidia developing the AI technology, and Bosch providing relationships between automakers.

"Self-driving cars is a challenge that can finally be solved with recent breakthroughs in deep learning and artificial intelligence," said Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia's founder and CEO. "Using DRIVE PX AI car computer, Bosch will build automotive-grade systems for the mass production of autonomous cars."

To handle all the processes a self-driving AI would need, the team is would be using a more developed version of Nvidia's Drive PX technology, which currently powers semi-autonomous Teslas. Bosch will also be using Nvidia's forth coming “Xavier” AI system-on-chip, which could handle all the operations needed. These two Nvidia tech would allow the Bosch computer to be smaller and cheaper than the current Nvidia Drive PX 2 unit.

Production of this collaboration would not be starting anytime soon as it is expected to start at the beginning of the next decade. It might take awhile, but before we know it, the company that makes GPU's found in computers will soon be driving us around.