After having abandoned its partnership with BMW, Mercedes-Benz is now based on NVIDIA to develop the autonomous control in its fleet
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It’s official, the German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has signed a partnership with NVIDIA to co-operate around a computer system embedded. It seems that Mercedes has found an alternative to BMW, and is expected to launch this system in its cars starting in 2024.
Based on the platform NVIDIA Drive, the manufacturer intends to offer features to conduct stand-alone performance in the next 4 years, but also more safety and comfort for its clients.
Jensen Huang, the CEO and founder of NVIDIA said : ” We are delighted to be working with Mercedes-Benz. It is the ideal partner for us, given its long tradition of innovation and our strong technical relations. It is clear from our extensive discussions with Ola and his team that we share a common vision of the automobile of the future. Together, we will revolutionize the experience of car owners, rendering the software of the vehicle programmable and continually updating through online updates. Each future Mercedes-Benz equipped with the NVIDIA system DRIVE will be accompanied by a team of expert engineers in AI and software that will develop, refine and improve continuously the car throughout its life “.
What is the future of Mercedes-Benz about autonomous control ?
This computer system will be possible with the SoC Orin, a cpu sub-architecture Ampere that has the ability to perform 200 billion operations in a single second. But the main advantage of this SoC is that it can accompany the autonomous control level 2 up to level 5. Mercedes-Benz reminds us that this partnership has for objective to reach the level 4, in a first time.
For a reminder, here is the definition of level 4 in the area of autonomous control : ” At this stage, the intervention of the driver is no longer required, except in certain extreme…