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Published on February 7th, 2018 | by James Ayre

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Nvidia & Continental Partnering On Self-Driving Vehicle Development

February 7th, 2018 by  


The prominent graphics chip manufacturer Nvidia Corp will be partnering with the Germany-based auto parts supplier Continental on the development of self-driving vehicle systems which will utilize Nvidia’s AI platform, as the two companies jointly revealed earlier this week.

This news follows on a number of other high-profile announcements concerning Nvidia’s growing influence in the self-driving vehicle tech sector. Based on the announcements issued to date, it is clear that Nvidia considers the sector to be an important one for future growth.

The recent joint announcement revealed that the two-company self-driving vehicle system solution will utilize a variety of Continental sensors, in combination with Nvidia’s aforementioned contributions. The new system is reportedly to be introduced to the market in 2021.

Reuters provides more:

“The companies did not disclose financial terms for the partnership. At CES in Las Vegas last month, Nvidia announced partnerships with Uber Technologies and Volkswagen AG. The company also works with electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and China’s Baidu.

“Continental — which also works on self-driving with Baidu — is part of a separate consortium of automakers and suppliers working together to develop full autonomous driving systems.”

That consortium includes involvement from BMW, Intel/Mobileye, and Fiat Chrysler as well, so it represents a fairly formidable group with regard to resources and market share. It remains to be seen, though, if anything solid comes out of the grouping.

Those interested in reading up on Nvidia’s other recent tie-ups may want to read this: NVIDIA Shows Off New Self-Driving Car Chips To Be Used By Deutsche Post DHL & Others.


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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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