Huang also stated that the future of the Mercedes-Benz along with the NvidiaDrive system will eventually come with a team of AI experts and software engineers that are continuously developing, enhancing, and refining the vehicle over the course of a lifetime.
Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) gathered some steam Wednesday, on word Daimler AG will work on creating an automated driving system with Nvidia for the former's Mercedes vehicles, after a similar joint agreement with fellow German auto giant Bayerische Motoren Werke AG was suspended.
A primary feature will be the ability to automate driving of regular routes from address to address.
Customers are also said to be able to purchase the additional software applications along with subscriptions through the easy over-the-air software updates, the company stated, assuring that these brand new systems would eventually have a complete focus on safety.
Mercedes Benzannounced that it's developing an entirely new software-based architecture that supports over-the-air updates for its next generation vehicle fleet using NVIDIA's AI-powered DRIVE platform.
The new Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with the upcoming technology in the field of automated driving will start rolling out in 2024.
The backdrop: Mercedes' partnership with Nvidia comes less than a week after the German automaker abandoned what was meant to be a long-term collaboration with BMW to develop next-generation automated driving technology.
Dig into the guts of a 2020 Mercedes-Benz - or just about any modern luxury vehicle - and dozens of electronic control units (ECU) will appear. "So we see the opportunity here now to grow and with this partnership it's like we're taking the ultimate step, dovetailing with the overall software-driving architecture to open up the whole vehicle". Carmakers will need to ensure the revenue stream from those software updates is sufficient to make up for lower vehicle turnover. "These new capabilities and upgrades will be downloaded from the cloud, improving safety, increasing value and extending the joy of ownership for all Mercedes-Benz customers." siad Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz AG in s statement.
This would be enabled by Nvidia Drive AGX Orin. Both companies will develop the AI that includes applications with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers, that determine the level of automation) up to level 4 and automatic parking up to level 4.
While Nvidia says that cars can constantly receive over-the-air updates the proof of the pudding is in the eating.