Nvidia is increasing its space in the world of autonomous vehicles and has attracted a huge amount of customers. Nvidia revealed a lot of details about its Xavier AI processors at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas. The company unveiled the chip back in 2016 and now it is shipping out to customers. Nvidia is also adding three new variants of its DRIVE AI platform to its customers, including Uber and VW.
The new DRIVE AI platform focuses on putting augmented reality into vehicles to enhance and transform the driving experience, according to Nvidia.
DRIVE AR provides an SDK to developers to create experiences that tap into computer vision, artificial intelligence, and graphics capabilities that will allow performing things like overlay information about road conditions indicates interest and other real-world locations using interactive in-car displays.
DRIVE IX, another of the three new platforms which will make in-car AI assistants easier to build and deploy. DRIVE IX has the capabilities to incorporate both interior and exterior sensor data to interact with drivers, and passengers on the road.
Volkswagen announced that it will use Nvidia’s Drive IX platform to build in features like gesture control, natural language processing, facial recognition, and more.
Uber has been using Nvidia’s self-driving technology and now the company plans to use Xavier in its self- driving fleets of Volvos as well as its autonomous trucks.
Nvidia’s last new DRIVE AI-based platform is a version of its existing autonomous taxi brain, Pegasus. Currently, Nvidia is working with at least 25 Pegasus users to power their self-driving robotaxi fleet. The company is working on autonomous driving with more than 320 partners.