NVIDIA and Aurora Collaborate to Build Next-Generation Autonomous Vehicle Compute Platform

Aurora to Use NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier in Its Self-Driving Compute Platform

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CES -- NVIDIA and Aurora today announced that they are working together to create a new Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving hardware platform that will use the NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier™ processor.

At the opening press conference of CES 2018, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang disclosed that NVIDIA’s automotive team is working with Aurora to bring up a new modular and scalable DRIVE Xavier platform that will bring autonomous vehicles to market.

“NVIDIA created DRIVE Xavier for companies like Aurora,” said Huang. “Our two world-class engineering teams share a common understanding of the power of AI and the enormous processing required to enable advanced self-driving cars and mobility-as-a-service solutions.”

“Aurora’s mission is to deliver the benefits of self-driving quickly and safely around the world. To do that, we are developing a platform that scales across a broad range of makes and models from our automotive partners,” said Chris Urmson, CEO of Aurora. “NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier is a key element of Aurora’s computer, delivering the performance needed to power our self-driving system.”

Aurora, a leading self-driving system company, was founded in 2017 by three pioneers of the self-driving car industry. With its automotive partners, Aurora expects to deploy Level 4 and Level 5 cars on the world’s roads in the coming years.

About Aurora
Based in Silicon Valley, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aurora designs and builds self-driving technology. Aurora works with leading automakers to integrate, pilot and deploy advanced self-driving platforms around the world. Founded by Chris Urmson, Sterling Anderson and Drew Bagnell, Aurora is working to solve today’s most complex AI, automation and engineering challenges to improve transportation and positively impact our cities. More information at www.aurora.tech.

NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ:NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. More information at http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.  

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