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Nvidia launches new products to plug vehicles, factories into its Omniverse

DETROIT, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Nvidia (NVDA.O) is launching new know-how to increase its attain within the automotive trade, together with a digital driving assistant that may park a regular automotive and a system to velocity up the coaching of autonomous autos.

As a part of its fall new product occasion, centered round its “Omniverse” simulation know-how, Nvidia Chief Executive Jensen Huang stated the corporate will start providing automakers a system referred to as Drive Concierge. It makes use of Nvidia {hardware} and synthetic intelligence software program to present a wide range of providers, together with an autonomous driving perform that permits a human-driven automobile to park itself.

Another extension of the Omniverse technique will probably be a system referred to as “Omniverse Replicator” that may simplify and velocity up the duties required to create a digital world for coaching automated autos.

Nvidia, the world’s largest maker of graphics and synthetic intelligence chips, has been pushing for years to increase know-how initially developed for laptop gaming and graphics into the auto trade.

Now, Nvidia is trying to capitalize on the extreme competitors amongst automakers to develop autos that may drive themselves and ship subtle leisure and data to the people on board.

The agency is working to put high-powered chips and software program into autos, and likewise promote know-how that may create a extremely detailed simulation of a manufacturing facility to assist producers lower prices when constructing new crops, or a synthetic universe for a robotaxi or self-driving truck to learn the way to drive.

Nvidia now has $8 billion in automotive income booked over the subsequent six years, together with enterprise from automated trucking and robotaxi firms, stated Danny Shapiro, Nvidia’s vice chairman of automotive.

Numerous automakers, together with Daimler AG’s (DAIGn.DE)Mercedes-Benz luxurious automobile model, VolvoCar AB (VOLCARb.ST)and Nio(NIO.N), have partnered with Nvidia to meet up with Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) lead in software-driven options.

Mercedes and Nvidia introduced in June 2020 a partnership to develop a new technology of Mercedes autos with Nvidia’s Nvidia Drive Orin AGX platform engineered in to present autonomous driving and different features. The first of these Mercedes autos is deliberate to launch in 2024.

Reporting By Joe White; Editing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa

The logo of technology company Nvidia is seen at its headquarters in Santa Clara, California February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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