Nvidia partners with Uber and VW

Reuters reports that Nvidia Corp will partner with Uber Technologies Inc and Volkswagen AG in the development of self-driving technology.

The company, which already has partnerships in the automotive industry with companies such as Tesla and China’s Baidu, makes computer graphics chips and has also been expanding into technology for self-driving cars.

CEO Jensen Huang told an audience at the CES technology conference in Las Vegas that Uber’s self-driving car fleet was using Nvidia technology to help its autonomous cars perceive the world and make split-second decisions.

With Volkswagen, Nvidia said it was infusing its artificial intelligence technology into the German automakers’ future line-up, using Nvidia’s new Drive IX platform. The technology will enable so-called ‘intelligent co-pilot’ capabilities based on processing sensor data inside and outside the car.

To date, Nvidia claims 320 companies involved in self-driving cars are using its Nvidia Drive.