Continental and Nvidia to Partner on AI Self-Driving Cars
By Max Bernhard
German auto supplier Continental AG (CON.XE) and U.S. chip maker Nvidia Corp (NVDA) have agreed to partner on the development of self-driving vehicle systems, which will use artificial intelligence.
Engineers from the companies will work together to develop solutions for self-driving vehicles, using Continental sensor technologies and Nvidia's artificial intelligence computer-chip systems, Continental said.
The companies plan to bring the first system to the market in 2021, and say it will have level 3 autonomy features, meaning drivers can turn their attention away from the driving task but must be prepared to intervene in certain situations.
In the future, the companies plan to offer solutions for up to level 5 autonomy, where the vehicle has no steering wheel or pedals, Continental said.
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