CES 2018: Volkswagen and NVIDIA to collaborate on future AI tech

By Rahul Kapoor | on January 9, 2018

Volkswagen and NVIDIA are set to co-develop Artificial Intelligence Co-Pilot Capabilities

Volkswagen has confirmed that NVIDIA technology will be used for Artificial Intelligence Co-Pilot Capabilities for their Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ MicroBus production electric vehicle. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Volkswagen and NVIDIA discussed and demonstrated how AI is transforming the auto industry and highlighted the new I.D. BUZZ with the infusion of AI technology for the cockpit and self-driving.

AI infusion into the I.D. BUZZ are ‘Intelligent Co-Pilot’ capabilities that will include convenience and assistance systems based on processing sensor data from both inside and outside of the car. The systems can be enhanced throughout the life of the vehicle via software updates and can gain new capabilities as further developments are made in autonomous driving. VW claims that future cars will be capable of learning to accurately assess situations and analyse the behaviour of others on the road, enabling it to make the right decisions.

The technology will be based on the NVIDIA DRIVETM IX Intelligent Experience platform. NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang said, ‘In just a few years, every new vehicle should have AI assistants for voice, gesture and facial recognition as well as augmented reality’.

Some examples of the technology include vehicle unlocking from the outside through facial recognition, driver alerts for bicycles, gesture recognition for user controls, better voice command language understanding for the system and many more.

Tags: Volkswagen Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

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