The future is starting to look autonomous. At least that's what the folks over at Daimler are pushing.
Daimler, the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks, and buses, along with Smart, have made yet another step in their drive towards autonomous cars. Daimler and Bosch have selected the Nvidia AI platform to further develop their automated driving program around city streets.
For Daimler, A versatile, redundant, and fail-operational systems architecture is needed to make automated driving in cities a reality. With that, Nvidia will provide its Drive Pegasus platform powered by high performance AI automotive processors along with system software that will process the vehicle-driving algorithms generated by Bosch and Daimler using machine-learning methods. As a result, the ECU network will reach a computing capacity of hundreds of trillion operations per second.
Along with that, Daimler's system will consist of information gathered and transmitted by disparate radar, video, lidar, and ultrasonic sensors. With city streets being as unpredictable as they are, Daimler reckons that Nvidia's system can deliver the performance they expect while other technologies from Bosch will handle the rest of the vehicle-driving algorithms generated using machine-learning methods.
With the help of Bosch and Nvidia, Daimler aims to put the technology on the road by the start of the next decade. At the moment, Bosch and Daimler are working together in the greater Stuttgart area and in Silicon Valley for further development of the system.