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Volvo and Autoliv unite with Nvidia for self-driving cars

Volvo Cars and Swedish car safety supplier Autoliv have signed a deal with U.S. firm Nvidia Corp., best known for its graphics technology in computer games, to develop software systems for self-driving cars.

28.Jun.17 12:51 AM
By Daria Zaytseva


Volvo and Autoliv unite with Nvidia for self-driving cars

A joint venture between Volvo, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holdings, and Autoliv will work with NVIDIA to develop systems that use artificial intelligence to recognize objects around vehicles, foresee threats and navigate safely.

The venture called Zenuity, which set up last year, will provide Volvo Cars with self-driving software which Autoliv will also be able to sell to other carmakers.

It aims to have almost fully autonomous cars for sale by 2021, Volvo said. The company has been using Nvidia's artificial intelligence systems in a pilot of semi-autonomous vehicles in its home town Gothenburg in southern Sweden since the start of the year.

Nvidia is among the most popular technology partners in the self-driving car race, which also has partnerships with carmakers Toyota, Audi and Mercedes.

BMW, the German carmaker has joined forces with U.S. chipmaker Intel and Mobileye, the Israeli vision system and mapping expert, to develop a self-driving platform, which is targeted for production in 2021.

Delphi Automotive, U.S. parts maker and Continental, tyre producer, has since joined the association of the companies.

In April, Germany's Daimler formed a similar alliance with supplier Robert Bosch to accelerate development of self-driving cars.

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