Not that many days ago the talks were about Intel jumping into the self driving car technology industry, after buying Israeli autonomous vehicle technology company Mobileye for $15.3 billion.
In direct competition, fellow chipmaker Nvidia Corp said they, too, are working with truckmaker Paccar, to develop autonomous vehicles. According to a report by Reuters, “Paccar, which manufactures the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF lines of trucks, has developed a proof-of-concept self-driving truck using Nvidia’s technology.”
The chipmaker also showed off a new AI platform for self-driving cars along with Bosch. Interestingly, in the blog post by Nvidia, the system is said to have the ability to read lips. “So even if the radio is cranked up, the car can understand a driver’s instructions.” They are planning to have fully autonomous vehicle technology ready for 2018.
Earlier this year, Nvidia also announced partnership with Mercedes Benz in AI car technology. Nvidia, known for making graphics chips for the high-end gaming computers, has been focusing on self-driving systems and makes the DRIVE PX 2 self-driving system used by Tesla Inc.