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As Seen In Automotive Design & Production

NVIDIA introduced DRIVE AutoPilot, which it says is the first commercially available Level 2+ Automated Driving System. Continental and ZF are among the first customers to integrate it.

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The massive increase in electronic complexity is illustrated here. In 30 years the industry has moved from increasingly complex copper wire harnesses to high-speed data cables as the number of safety, infotainment and telematics systems have mushroomed.

Ever-Evolving Automotive Electronics
Revolution or evolution? Whether in terms of electrical architecture or electronic capability, it all depends on your perspective.

The ZF ProAI system for autonomous driving is based on an NVIDIA processor.

Bosch, ZF and NVIDIA
Although automotive suppliers Bosch Rexroth Corp. (bosch.com) and ZF Group (zf.com) are competitors, they have one thing in common: as both companies help drive automated driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies forward, both companies are working with NVIDIA (nvidia.com), the manufacturer of graphics processors.

Think of the processing power of 150 MacBook Pros in something you can hold in your hand: the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 processing engine for autonomous vehicle control.

AI for Autonomous Vehicles
One of the things that gets left out much of the time about autonomous vehicles is a discussion of what might actually make such things feasible: artificial intelligence (AI). Sure, the sensors and the actuators and the processors are all integral, but it is going to require something that will have greater situational awareness in order to pull it off. "Drivers deal with an infinitely complex world," said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO, NVIDIA (nvidia.com). So when there’s no driver, then there needs to be something that can deal with this infinite complexity.