Uber partners with Nvidia on self-driving cars

Uber will use Nvidia’s hardware to power the AI of its fleet of self-driving vehicles.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said the company’s technology would be implemented across Uber’s fleet of self-driving cars and trucks, enabling the vehicles to choose the most efficient response in complex environments.

“Autonomous vehicles are the critical technology to making mobility services pervasive. We’re thrilled to be working with Uber to realise this vision,” said Huang.

Uber said the computing demands of driverless vehicles are 50 to 100-times more intensive than today’s most advanced cars.

“Developing safe, reliable, autonomous vehicles requires sophisticated AI software and a high-performance GPU computing engine in the vehicle,” said Uber.

“Nvidia is a key technology provider to Uber as we bring scalable self-driving cars and trucks to market.”

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Uber partners with Nvidia on self-driving cars