Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA, have decided to enter into cooperation to develop computing architecture for automobiles. The new software-defined architecture will be build on the NVIDIA DRIVE™ platform. This architecture will be standard in Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation fleet, enabling autonomous driving functionalities. Mercedes-Benz will start rolling out these vehicles from 2024 Mercedes-Benz, which will be enabled with upgradable autonomous driving functions.
NVIDIA DRIVE™ platforms include an in-vehicle computer (DRIVE AGX) and reference architecture (DRIVE Hyperion™). It has simulation (DRIVE Constellation™) and deep neural network (DNN) training platforms (DGX™). These platforms include rich software developer kits (SDKs) to accelerate autonomous vehicle (AV) development.
It is an open AV development platform for software developers worldwide. DRIVE Platform software plug-ins allow partners to integrate their technology with the DRIVE AGX system.
NVIDIA works with over 370 automakers, tier-1 suppliers, developers & researchers. Apart from Mercedes Benz; Audi, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo are partnering NVIDIA.