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NVIDIA Hires Former Tesla Vice President Of Autopilot David Nistér

The video graphics cards and mobile processors manufacturer NVIDIA has hired former Tesla Vice President of Autopilot David Nistér, according to recent reports.

The video graphics cards and mobile processors manufacturer NVIDIA has hired former Tesla Vice President of Autopilot David Nistér, according to recent reports.

Nistér will reportedly be working at NVIDIA on the creation of software to build high-definition maps that will be used in self-driving vehicle tech applications.

As a reminder here, NVIDIA has been a Tesla supplier since the first generation of the Model S. The supply relationship has deepened in recent times (following Tesla’s split with Mobileye), with NVIDIA now supplying the “supercomputers” powering Tesla’s self-driving systems.

Teslarati provides more: “[Nistér] was a key player on the Autopilot team since April 2015. Nistér’s departure from Tesla follows a string of staff changes taking place on the Autopilot division, most recently seeing the arrival of 11-year Apple veteran Chris Lattner who joined Tesla early this year as the company’s newest VP of Autopilot. Lattner’s arrival came amid shake ups within the department after Tesla sued a former Director of Autopilot for allegedly stealing proprietary information from the Elon Musk-led electric car company. …

“The last 2 years have seen significant updates taking place on Tesla Autopilot 1.0, and more recently the introduction of Autopilot 2.0 which Nistér was in charge of. While at Tesla, Nistér won the prestigious Longuet-Higgins Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition award in 2016. He’s also the recipient of the Longuet-Higgins award for his paper named ‘Scalable Recognition with a Vocabulary Trees’ received from the Computer Science department at the University of Kentucky where he taught.”

Previous to his time at Tesla, Nistér worked for a number of different companies on computer vision, including Microsoft.

 
 
 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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