As the race to develop the ultimate self-driving vehicle heats up, Bosch said Monday it is teaming up with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars.
Bosch, the world’s largest automotive supplier, said the AI onboard computer is expected to guide self-driving cars through even complex traffic situations, or ones that are new to the car.
“We are teaching the car how to maneuver through road traffic by itself,” said Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Bosch board of management, at the international industry conference on the internet of things.
Nvidia will supply Bosch with a chip that stores algorithms, generated with machine learning methods. NVIDIA’s deep learning software and hardware enables vehicles to be trained on the complexities of driving, operated autonomously and updated over the air with new features and capabilities.
“Self-driving cars is a challenge that can finally be solved with recent breakthroughs in deep learning and artificial intelligence,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO, NVIDIA. “Using DRIVE PX AI car computer, Bosch will build automotive-grade systems for the mass production of autonomous cars. Together we will realize a future where autonomous vehicles make mobility safe and accessible to all.”
The AI onboard computer is expected to go into production by the beginning of the next decade at the latest, according to Bosch.