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CES 2017: Nvidia makes a supercomputer for autonomous cars and partners up with Audi – VIDEO

Nvidia presented a supercomputer designed for autonomous cars, called Xavier, at CES 2017, CNET writes.

Jen-Hsun Huang founder and CEO of Nvidia –announced that he ”would like to turn every car into an AI”.

Nvidia also announced a partnership with German producer Audi, alongside which it wants to develop an autonomous vehicle by 2020.

The road to the self-driving car of the future? A joint effort from the manufacturers 

Besides Audi, other Nvidia partners include Bosch, ZF, Here and Zenrin.

Here is the former map division of Nokia, now owned by BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen. Zenrin produces digital maps for Japanese cities.

Bosch and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, also known as ZF Group, manufactures car components.

Nvidia previously announced partnerships with Chinese search engine Baidu and with map and GPS devices supplier TomTom.

Meet the brain of the car: Xavier to pass his driving exam

Xavier uses a ARM64 processor with eight cores featuring the new Volta architecture, capable of 30,000 trillion operations per second.

Huang named the new artificial intelligence platform AI Co-Pilot.

The partnership between Nvidia and Audi is not the only one between a technology company and a car manufacturer. BMW has recently announced a similar partnership with Intel.

Toyota also presented at CES 2017 a car featuring artificial intelligence. Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, announced that he wants to implement artificial intelligence as well.

Daniel Higgson