Volvo Group and NVIDIA partner on AI platform for autonomous trucks

The Volvo Group and NVIDIA have agreed a long-term partnership to jointly develop the decision-making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines.

The system, which will use NVIDIA’s end-to-end artificial intelligence platform for training, simulation and in-vehicle computing, is designed to safely handle fully autonomous driving on public roads and highways.

The solution will be built on NVIDIA’s full software stack for sensor processing, perception, map localisation and path planning. As a result, it will enable a range of possible autonomous driving applications, including freight transport, refuse collection, public transport, construction and mining.

“Automation creates real-life benefits for both our customers and the society in terms of safety, energy efficiency and as a consequence productivity,” said Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group.

“We continue to gradually introduce automated applications in the entire spectrum of automation, from driver support systems to fully autonomous vehicles and machines. This partnership with NVIDIA is an important next step on that journey.”

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang said: “The latest breakthroughs in AI and robotics bring a new level of intelligence and automation to address the transportation challenges we face. We are thrilled to partner with Volvo Group to reinvent the future of trucking.”

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