Nvidia rolls out array of auto partnerships

Nvidia, the computer-gaming and synthetic intelligence firm, is furthering its push into automotive improvement, manufacturing and in-vehicle gaming. Upfront of CES this week, the tech titan introduced an array of partnerships with automakers from all over the world.

* Mercedes-Benz is utilizing Nvidia’s Omniverse platform to create a digital twin of its meeting plant in Rastatt, Germany, permitting the corporate to plan manufacturing adjustments and check them in a digital surroundings earlier than reorganizing the bodily plant.

* Foxconn will use Nvidia’s know-how in growing its personal superior automobiles and to provide automakers with digital management items primarily based on Nvidia’s chips and sensors for extremely automated driving.

* Hyundai Motor Group, Polestar and BYD are planning to supply Nvidia’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming service in automobiles. No particular fashions have been recognized but for in-car gaming, however the concept is to assist entertain not solely rear-seat passengers, however drivers who park to cost an electrical car, stated Danny Shapiro, Nvidia’s vp for automotive.

The vary of the bulletins helps present Nvidia’s function as an “end-to-end” companion for automakers, he stated.

“We’re not like a Tier 2 chip provider — that is not how we function,” Shapiro stated in an interview Monday. “We do make chips that Tier 1s combine into ECUs and that go into vehicles. However we are inclined to have direct relationships with the automakers. We do numerous collaborative engineering and product improvement with them.”

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