Nvidia and Mercedes-Benz Are Teaming up to Launch an AI Driven Car within the Year

9 Jan

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

The rush to get artificially intelligent systems into the driver’s seat of our cars has taken epic proportion. Almost every other company we know of is part of what has turned into the general stampede towards getting AI capable driving systems afloat. Well, Mercedes believes that it can get there within the year and towards that, has teamed up with Nvidia.

The announcement was made at the Mercedes Benz inspiration talk at CES 2017, which saw Sajjad Khan, VP of Digital Vehicle and Mobility, Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang, share the stage and talk about the collaboration. The two executives appeared to be pretty excited about the partnership and said that they expect to be able to put an AI driven car on the road within the year.

The two companies have been collaborating for over three years, in fields associated with deep learning and artificial intelligence. However, they are now looking to take that relationship further by

Speaking on the topic, Jen-Hsun said,

At this point it is very clear that AI is going to be the future of computing. This is an endeavor that we started three years ago that we will put on the road next year – unbelievable. 

This breakthrough called deep learning happened several years ago, and it has completely revolutionized computing from the way you speak to your phone now to the way you take photos and upload to the cloud and how it automatically tags and hosts it for you.

Sajjad Khan added,

I am very proud of saying that within 12 months we are rolling out a product with NVIDIA.

Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see if the companies launch a more powerful version of the recently announced Co-Pilot, or if it will be a new system entirely — however, Nvidia and Mercedes are confident of getting it on the roads within the year.