NVIDIA has made a lot of progress since announcing its own plans to join the world of autonomous cars last year. The video card company has partnered with a number of companies in a year, and expects to see truly-driverless cars by 2021.
From Computers to Cars
NVIDIA, maker of advanced graphics processing units, entered the world of autonomous cars last year with the introduction of its DRIVE PX system, and has made steady progress over the last year. During that time, the company has improved its new system, and made a number of partnerships with other automotive and tech companies to advance the development of autonomous cars.
As detailed by The Motley Fool, NVIDIA has shaken the hands of a lot of people who also have an interest in self-driving cars. Tesla was one of their earliest partnerships, taking place last October, and saw the previously mentioned DRIVE PX system implemented into the Tesla Model S and Model X. It then joined with automakers Toyota and Volvo in May and June of this year, respectively, who both announced plans to use NVIDIA’s driving system in future vehicles.
Since July, Baidu has been the most recent company to join teams with NVIDIA, though it’s not a dedicated automaker. The Chinese search engine company will use the DRIVE PX 2 in cars under joint construction are with other Chinese automakers.