NVIDIA announced a deal with PACCAR to develop self-driving trucks. PACCAR is known from truck brands like Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF and has developed a proof-of-concept self-driving truck with SAE Level 4 capability using the NVIDIA Drive PX2.
The collaboration was shared by NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang during his keynote at the Bosch Connected World conference in Berlin. Separately, he provided details of NVIDIA’s partnership with Bosch, the world’s largest automotive supplier, on self-driving car technology.
“This is probably the largest single mass of a product that we’ve helped make,” said Huang, addressing a crowd of more than 2,000 executives, developers and others attending the event.
PACCAR CEO Ron Armstrong, said separately, “PACCAR is exploring automated driving systems and we are excited about what our collaboration on artificial intelligence with NVIDIA has delivered so far.”
Also at the Bosch Connected World event in Berlin, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang shared more details about the Bosch AI car computer system, which is based on the NVIDIA Drive PX Xavier platform:
Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner unveiled the collaboration during his keynote address at Bosch Connected World, in Berlin, at Bosch Group's annual Internet of Things conference.
NVIDIA and Bosch are developing an AI self-driving car computer built on NVIDIA's deep learning software and hardware that enables vehicles to be trained on the complexities of driving, operated autonomously and updated over the air with new features and capabilities.
"Self-driving cars is a challenge that can finally be solved with recent breakthroughs in deep learning and artificial intelligence," said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO, NVIDIA. "Using DRIVE PX AI car computer, Bosch will build automotive-grade systems for the mass production of autonomous cars. Together we will realize a future where autonomous vehicles make mobility safe and accessible to all."
"Automated driving makes roads safer, and artificial intelligence is the key to making that happen," said Denner. "We are making the car smart."