Nvidia has established a leadership position in the emerging ecosystem of autonomous driving. Its expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced computing has been focussed largely on robotaxis, passenger cars and alternative mobility schemes, but that’s about to change. It has recently turned its attention to commercial vehicles, a segment that could prove particularly lucrative.
Arguably the most significant partnership in this field is with Volvo Group. In June 2019, Volvo confirmed that it would use the Nvidia DRIVE end-to-end autonomous driving platform to bring autonomous trucks to public roads. The automaker had been developing its own automated technology in-house for some time, but realised the jump to public roads would require additional expertise. Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive at Nvidia, offers an inside look at the partnership and its significance for the wider transport industry….