Sweden Aims To Switch To Self-Driving Cars By 2021

Earlier this year Swedish Autoliv and Volvo Car Corporation established Zenuity, a company to develop software for autonomous driving and driver assistance systems. Today the 3 companies announced their partnership with NVIDIA to develop next generation self-driving car technologies and bring autonomous driving to the market by 2021.

Autoliv, Volvo Car Corporation, Zenuity, and NVIDIA will work together to develop systems that can utilize deep learning to recognize objects in their environment, anticipate potential threats and navigate safely.

These systems can compare real-time situational awareness with a known high-definition map, enabling them to plan a safe route and drive precisely along it, adjusting to ever-changing circumstances. They also perform other critical functions such as stitching camera inputs to create a complete surround-view of the car.

Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, said: “Artificial intelligence is the essential tool for solving the incredibly demanding challenge of autonomous driving. We are building on our earlier collaboration with Volvo to create production ready vehicles that will make driving safer, lead to greener cities and reduce congestion on our roads.”

NVIDIA will provide its AI car computing platform, which is already being used to power self-driving cars in road testing today. Autloiv believes that Nvidia’s platform will help it take its autonomous driving tech to the next level.

“This cooperation will further advance our leading ADAS and autonomous driving product and solution offerings to the market.” – commented Jan Carlson, Autoliv CEO.