Wednesday September 21, 2016

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute To Use NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 for Autonomous Vehicles

NVIDIA and Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will begin a joint deep learning development effort to advance autonomous driving and service robots. ITRI announced at our GTC Taiwan conference this week that it will bring its self-driving technology to Taiwanese transportation companies in 2018 for autonomous shuttle services able to move passengers around airport terminals, amusement parks, cities and train stations.

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"ITRI and NVIDIA will integrate the strengths from both parties in hardware and software," said Hu Jwu-Sheng, general director of mechanical and mechatronics systems research laboratories at ITRI. Our effort with ITRI, Taiwan’s largest multi-disciplinary technology research institute, builds on our work to provide everything from deep learning infrastructure to developer tools to sophisticated SoCs for the global auto industry. That includes Taiwan: in May, Taiwanese carmaker Luxgen Motor Co., adopted NVIDIA’s Tegra mobile processor for its S3 sedan’s infotainment system. Helping to build autonomous vehicles and robots for the Taiwanese market is a logical next step. ITRI’s latest prototype vehicle is powered by NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2, the world’s first AI car computer platform.