Car manufacturer, Volvo has teamed up with NVIDIA and Autoliv in order to develop software for self-driving cars. The three companies will work together in order to help realise Volvo’s commitment to have level 4 self-driving cars for sale by 2021.
The involvement of NVIDIA in the project is key, since the companies will be making use of NVIDIA’s AI car computing platform as the basis for their software development. Self driving cars will be an interesting factor when calculating fleet insurance costs as there isnt a drivers record to take into account!
Volvo CEO, Hakan Samuelsson, had the following to say – “This cooperation with NVIDIA places Volvo Cars, Autoliv and Zenuity at the forefront of the fast-moving market to develop next-generation autonomous driving capabilities, and will speed up the development of Volvo’s own commercially available autonomous drive cars.”
Autoliv Chief Executive, Jan Carlson, added – “With NVIDIA, we now have full access to the leading AI computing platform for autonomous driving. Autoliv, Volvo Cars and NVIDIA share the same vision for safe, autonomous driving. This cooperation will further advance our leading ADAS and autonomous driving offerings to the market.”
NVIDIA’s chief executive Jensen Huang said – “Artificial intelligence (AI) is the essential tool for solving the incredibly demanding challenge of autonomous driving. We are building on our earlier collaboration with Volvo Cars to create production-ready vehicles that will make driving safer, lead to greener cities and reduce congestion on our roads.”