Mercedes-Benz partners with Nvidia on upgradable lorries

Mercedes-Benz partners with Nvidia on upgradable vehicles

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Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia are partnering to establish the next-generation of the car manufacturer’s in-vehicle computing systems that will help with remote, or over-the-air, updates and automated driving abilities.

The business revealed the cooperation Tuesday with guarantees of establishing “the most sophisticated and advanced computing architecture ever deployed in an automobile.”

The electrical architecture, or brains, of an automobile basically makes it possible for the automobile’s systems to interact. It likewise enables the automobile to get and send out info to outdoors sources for things such as remote upgrades or service informs.

Mercedes-Benz will start to release the brand-new architecture throughout its fleet in 2024, according to the business. It will utilize Nvidia’s “Drive” platform, allowing functions such as the automobile’s driver-assist systems to be upgradable. It’s just like how Tesla from another location upgrades systems on its lorries.

“The entire product is going to be designed differently,” Jensen Huang, creator and CEO of Nvidia, stated throughout a webcast Tuesday. He explained the lorries as being “perpetual, upgradeable” makers powered by supercomputers.

Customers, the business stated, will have the ability to acquire and include abilities, software application applications and membership services through over-the-air software application updates throughout the life of the automobile.

Such upgrades might offer extra earnings chances for the car manufacturer in addition to help in accelerating security remembers or other upgrades.

Nvidia shares were up less than 1% Tuesday afternoon to about $383. Shares previously in the day struck a 52-week high of $385.70.

The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR principle automobile was revealed on Jan. 7, 2020 at CES in Las Vegas.


The business did not reveal monetary information of the tie-up, which broadens on an already-established collaboration that consisted of the car manufacturer’s infotainment systems.

“This new platform will become an efficient, centralized and software-defined system in our future Mercedes-Benz vehicles. NVIDIA’s AI computing architecture will help us streamline our journey towards autonomous driving,” Ola Källenius, Chairman of Daimler AG Board and head of Mercedes-Benz AG, stated in a declaration.

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