Volvo Cars and NVIDIA are joining hands to develop a highly advanced, AI computers for the next generation of Volvo cars. The computers are expected to be built on Nvidia’s DRIVE AGX Xavier technology and will allow the next-gen cars to implement an advanced platform for its cars on the upcoming Scalable Product Architecture 2 vehicle platform. The first car with the new AI computer will appear in the early 2020s and will make use of Nvidia’s platform to monitor the vehicle from all aspects, as well as keep an eye on the driver.
The agreement will deepen the partnership and collaboration between Volvo Cars and NVIDIA. A year ago, the organizations began joint development of advanced systems and software for autonomous cars.
The new platform will use Nvidia’s technologies in AI and processing power to enable Volvo Cars to step forward in implementing advanced driver support systems, energy management technology, and in-auto personalization alternatives.
Including advanced 360-degree observation abilities and a driver monitoring system, the core computer will help Volvo Cars securely present completely self-driving cars.
The upcoming SPA 2 vehicle architecture is the next-gen Volvo Cars’ award-winning SPA modular vehicle design, which shapes the basis of all new 90 Series and 60 Series automobiles launched as of late. They have been instrumental in the operational and monetary turnaround of Volvo Cars since 2010.
SPA 2 takes the current benefits of the modular SPA architecture and includes cutting-edge innovations in areas, for example, electrification, autonomous drive, and connectivity. The powerful core computer plays a key role in this procedure and gives a considerably less demanding route towards normal over-the-air software updates.
The Silicon Valley chipmaker said in January that over 320 organizations associated with self-driving vehicles were making use the organization’s Drive computing platform.