Volvo is first customer for Nvidia’s new autonomous drive computer

LAS VEGAS: Nvidia Corp. unveiled a new, lunchbox-size super-computer for self-driving cars and said Volvo Car Group will be the new device’s first customer. Volvo, of Sweden, is owned by China’s Geely Automotive Holdings. Nvidia made the announcement at the beginning of the Consumer Electronic Show here. Calls to Volvo’s spokesman in China were not immediately answered. The new Drive PX 2, said company CEO Jen-Hsung Huang, has computing power equivalent to 150 MacBook Pro computers, and can deliver up to 24 trillion “deep learning” operations – allowing the computer to use artificial intelligence to program itself to recognise driving situations – per second. Partnerships between automakers and Silicon Valley companies on self-driving technologies are taking center stage at this year’s show. Also on Monday, General Motors Co. announced a…


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