Volvo aims to make self-driving cars a reality by 2021, partners tech giants!

Volvo Cars has just teamed up with Autoliv, Zenuity and NVIDIA to develop the next-generation of self driving cars as part of their plan to introduce Level 4 autonomous cars on the road by 2021.

Here’s a little background on what each of them specialises: Autoliv is a world-leading automotive safety systems developer, Zenuity is an automotive software developer that’s jointly owned by Volvo Cars and Autoliv, and lastly NVIDIA is the world famous visual computing company.

All parties involved in this venture will see Volvo’s self-driving system be capable of comparing real-time situational awareness to a high-definition map. This lets drivers plan a safe route accordingly as well as adjusting to ever-changing driving circumstances. The bigger picture here is the creation of an Artificial Intelligence that is able to adapt to everyday driving scenarios.

At the core of the technology will be NVIDIA’s Artificial Intelligence car computing platform as the foundation. They will then work together to develop deep learning systems (a form of self-learning AI) to recognise objects in their environment, anticipate potential threats and navigate safely.

“This cooperation with NVIDIA places Volvo Cars, Autoliv and Zenuity at the forefront of the fast-moving market to develop next-generation autonomous driving capabilities, and will speed up the development of Volvo’s own commercially available autonomous drive cars,” said Hakan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars.


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