Apple Supplier NXP May Beat Tesla Partner Nvidia To Autonomous Car

Apple (AAPL) chip supplier NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) batted the iPhone slowdown Monday by unveiling a radar, lidar and vision-sending engine that could beat Tesla Motors (TSLA) partner Nvidia (NVDA) to the autonomous-car punch. The product platform was revealed during NXP’s annual user forum in Austin, Texas, and comes as Nvidia stock has hit record highs the past two trading days on Wall Street after reporting eye-popping Q1 earnings after the close Thursday. Nvidia touted its machine-learning sales for the Q1 beat. Machine-learning, analysts and companies say, will be essential to creating safe, fully autonomous vehicles. NXP’s BlueBox engine incorporates “embedded intelligence and machine-learning required for complete situation assessments,” the company says. In afternoon trading on the stock market today, NXP stock was up more than 3%, following its BlueBox announcement,…


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