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AI Platform To Be Provided For Chinese EV Startups By Nvidia

Separate agreements have been inked Chinese electric vehicle startups Singulato Motors, SF Motors, and XPeng Motors by the US chipmaker Nvidia Corp. to build autonomous driving technology, as said by Jensen Huang, the Chief Executive.

Huang, talking at a symposium in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, stated Singulato and XPeng will use Nvidia’s AI-driven chip Xavier as well as its computing platform to build hardware meant for autonomous driving, a strategic technology field wherein leaders of China aspire to contend worldwide. The firms separately mentioned they will work on a string of assignments from data compilation to machine learning.

In a statement, XPeng mentioned it aspires to utilize level 3 intelligent driving features in its automobiles beginning in 2020 using tailored hardware and software built with Huizhou Desay SV Automotive Co Ltd and Nvidia.

Further Singulato stated it will employ Xavier platform of Nvidia to build level 3 self-driving systems and ultimately advance to level 4, wherein the vehicles are capable of driving entirely autonomously in a majority, but not all, circumstances.

Moreover, SF Motors, situated in Silicon Valley in the US, stated it intends to introduce its foremost electric crossover automobile next year and would build its next-generation autonomous platform utilizing Xavier.

Xavier is an AI computing system-on-chip introduced earlier this year by Nvidia. Automakers utilizing the chip can include particular software to acclimatize their automobiles to local infrastructure and traffic conditions, as said by Nvidia.

Likewise, government-backed Automotive Research & Testing Center has affiliated with 18 companies to shape an Autonomous Driving Vehicle Industry Alliance to institute technological capability of Taiwan for building self-driving vehicles and a parallel supply chain.

The coalition will set up a prototype SAE Level 4 self-driving electric shuttle bus that can lodge 7 standing and 8 seated travelers, with the model to be revealed in June 2019, as said by ARTC said.