An announcement to use AI technology built by Nvidia for its self-driving cars has been made by Toyota.
Toyota is a Japanese auto-manufacturing giant, its first drone autonomous car had been unveiled in 2015, which uses sharp sensors to navigate through the roads. While, Nvidia wizard of the gaming industry for making graphics processing chips, and has been making AI for autonomous cars lately. The company is also workingwith other automakers including Audi and Mercedes aiming to turn self-driving cars into reality. Nvidia’s software embedded in the car’s hardware like camera and radar, enables cars to sense its surroundings and respond accordingly.
Nvidia’s Chief Executive Jensen Huang said,
“Toyota will use Nvidia’s Drive PX artificial intelligence platform for its autonomous vehicles planned for market”.
Danny Shapiro, Nvidia’s senior director of automotive, said:
“We’re talking about not just development now but the introduction of vehicles into the market,” further he added “Now we have the biggest automaker in Japan using our Drive PX platform”
Many tech giants including Google, Apple, Tesla, Toyota and Ford are trying to make autonomous cars.
.Google tested autonomous cars in Silicon valley and Ford made contracts with other companies to make autonomous cars.
Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO says:
“The next decade will be defined by automation of the automobile, and we see autonomous vehicles as having as significant an impact on society as Ford’s moving assembly line did 100 years ago”.
Toyota is hopeful for companies ability to make auto.