This year’s CES convention saw a good amount of activity from NVIDIA, which used it as a platform to increase the number of automotive relationships in its portfolio. NVIDIA has probably outperformed Tesla in terms of market value, considering the latter is still struggling due to a worrying demand gap for its electric vehicles.
NVIDIA and Foxconn, a key component in the production of iPhones, have now formally joined together to build platforms for autonomous driving. Foxconn will produce Electronic Control Units (ECUs) based on NVIDIA’s DRIVE Orin SoC, a CPU for intelligent automobiles, according to the specifics. DRIVE Orin ECUs and DRIVE Hyperion sensors for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) will soon be seen in Foxconn-produced electric automobiles.
Recall that the DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip from NVIDIA is built to handle several deep neural networks and applications running concurrently in autonomous cars. It is capable of up to 254 trillion operations per second. Additionally, the DRIVE Hyperion is a modular framework for developing autonomous vehicles. The two devices work together to act as the brain and central nervous system of autonomous cars, enabling the real-time processing of enormous volumes of sensor data.
Another significant development is that BYD, Hyundai, Kia, Genesis, and Polestar vehicles will soon be able to use NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming service. Drivers and front-seat passengers will have access to the cloud gaming service when a qualifying EV is either parked or charging.
The service will still be available while driving if the qualified model has backseat displays. Around 1,500 games are available on NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, including A Plague Tale: Requiem, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite, Lost Ark, Destiny 2, and more. Both browser-based in-car entertainment systems and the Android operating system are compatible with the GeForce Now application for automobiles.
The launch date of GeForce Now for the automobiles is not yet known. Keep checking back as we’ll update you as soon as we get more information.