NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) reported a strategic alliance with HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co. and ZF Friedrichshafen AG to deliver AI know-how with the NCAP safety certification for the bulk deployment of self-driving vehicles. As per the update, this deal is non-exclusive.
ZF and HELLA will offer consumers with a comprehensive self-driving mechanism that integrates front camera segments, radar systems and supporting software functions. Utilizing the NVIDIA ‘DRIVE™ PX’ AI technology, the partnership intends to manufacture the top NCAP ratings for passenger vehicles, and at the same time also addressing off-highway and commercial vehicle applications. The platform provides both self-driving capabilities and NCAP safety on a single platform set for production.
It will allow HELLA and ZF to advance software for scalable systems commencing from latest driver assistance systems that link their advanced radar sensor and imaging technologies for independent driving functionality.
Jensen Huang, the CEO and Founder of NVIDIA, reported that creating a self-driving vehicle is one of society’s most vital endeavors and a challenging thing to deliver. Their work with HELLA and ZF will bring AI self-driving offerings that comprise NCAP safety for numerous cars around the world.
Dr. Stefan Sommer, the CEO of ZF, expressed that they are advancing a powerful ecosystem gradually. Earlier this year, the company was stated as the first supplier firm to adopt NVIDIA AI platform for commercial vehicles and cars in the ZF ProAI box. Earlier, ZF and Hella joined hands in a non-exclusive deal, and now together they are associating with NVIDIA to make their roads safer and to take the advancement of autonomous driving capabilities.
Dr. Rolf Breidenbach, the CEO at HELLA, mentioned that joining hands with NVIDIA will lead technological developments for extensive adoption of self-driving features across many transportation divisions. HELLA develops NCAP detection core software, radar technology and testing services to tier 1 suppliers and automakers, with nearly 36,000 employees with around 125 locations in some 35 nations.