The NVIDIA PX autonomous car development platform recently received the Award of Excellence in the Autonomous Driving/AI division. The accolades were handed earlier this week at the 7th Automotive Telecommunication Technology Tokyo exhibition, marking another achievement. It also showcases how the car industry is taking bigger and bigger steps towards autonomous driving. The award is the latest recognition of the key role GPUs – and the AI renaissance sparked by GPU-powered deep learning techniques – are playing as automakers race to offer more sophisticated capabilities. “With NVIDIA’s chips coming into the car industry, autonomous driving has suddenly become a reality,” said Takeshi Natsuno, head of the awards committee
It is estimated that in 2015 over 88 million new cars were bought. Almost 53 million came out of just six manufacturers: Toyota, Volkswagen Group, General Motors, Renault-Nissan, Hyundai and Ford. If you add five million from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), that’s almost 60 million vehicles. It is of no surprise that traditional PC and mobile names such as NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Intel all see the automotive industry as a key battlefield. Tens of millions of processors promise advanced telemetry, self-driving or automated driving capabilities, new level of infotainment, and ‘always online’ vehicles. In a research document called Automotive Safety and Autonomous Driving Service, ABI Research put out a
After much controversy among car makers in the last few months, we are seeing several car makers turning to their electric futures. One of them is among the most respected and appreciated car makers out there. We are talking about Volvo Cars and their newly released electrification strategy. Volvo Cars just announced one of the automotive industry’s most comprehensive electrification strategies in which plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars and build a fully electric car for sale by 2019. As part of this new strategy, the Swedish car company said it
For those that want a third alternative to German and US made performance vehicles, Volvo has something in store now! Volvo Cars of North America will be importing only 265 S60 and V60 Polestar vehicles for North American buyers next year and bringing a whole lot of Polestar goodies alongside with them. The Volvo V60 and Volvo S60 developed by Polestar will arrive on U.S. shores this summer, with 60% of the allocation expected to be V60s and 40% to be S60s. With over 70 modifications done by Polestar engineers to these two models and the styling changes, this brings a rather tentative solution for
Volvo has released pricing for the Volvo XC90 for the United States where this model will be released for sale later this Fall with different models offered.
The Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar are showcased in a beautiful winter scenery, thanks to a Dejan Sokolovski made photoshoot.