NVIDIA and German automotive firms Bosch and Daimler have formed a new strategic alliance to develop autonomous taxis. The current goal is to put these robotaxis in volume production in the early 2020s, they will be based on NVIDIA's Pegasus AI platform.
Danny Shapiro, Nvidia’s senior director of automotive, told EE Times in a phone interview, “This isn’t a transactional deal… such as Nvidia supplies chips to Bosch, and Bosch provides modules to Daimler. This is a strategic partnership, in which each company has a distinct role to play.”
Specifically, the two German companies — Bosch and Daimler — will join to deploy Nvidia’s Drive Pegasus platform for “machine-learning methods in generating vehicle-driving algorithms,” according to Bosch. Nvidia will provide its Drive Pegasus based platform, including “high-performance AI automotive processors along with system software,” Bosch added.