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Read a selection of what the world's leading publications are saying about NVIDIA automotive solutions.

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Reuters: At CES, tech alliances firm up in the self-driving car wars
“NVIDIA this week announced deals to supply the electronic brains for future models from several Chinese electric vehicle startups, and is working with other automakers including Mercedes, Hyundai Motor Co, Volvo and Audi.” – 1/7/22
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VentureBeat: NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion 8 will pilot self-driving cars and trucks
“Electric vehicle makers such as Volvo-backed Polestar and electric vehicle (EV) companies in China, including NIO, Xpeng, Li Auto, R Auto, and IM Motors have all adopted DRIVE Hyperion.” – 1/4/22
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ZDNet: CES 2022: TuSimple is using Nvidia technology to build intelligent vehicles
“TuSimple is using the DRIVE Orin SoC to develop a scalable autonomous domain controller (ADC) specifically engineered for its Level 4 autonomous trucking applications.” – 1/4/22
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MarketWatch: Nvidia seeks to lead gold rush into the metaverse with new AI tools
“Using Omniverse Replicator, NVIDIA DRIVE Sim closes the gaps and increases the fidelity between virtual and actual worlds to help autonomous cars better perceive and navigate their environment and respond to rapid changes.” – 11/9/21
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TechCrunch: Nvidia’s next-generation self-driving toolkit is available for 2024 vehicle models
“Hyperion 8 is the latest iteration of the end-to-end NVIDIA DRIVE platform that automakers can use to customize to their likening and needs.” – 11/9/21
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CNet Roadshow: Hey, NVIDIA, park my car: DRIVE Concierge and Chauffeur AI tech announced
“NVIDIA DRIVE Concierge is an AI-driven software assistant that combines conversational voice assistance with driver monitoring and autonomous parking tech. It's sort of like asking Siri to valet your car.” – 11/9/21
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Forbes: Plus Demos Level 4 Autonomous Trucking Capabilities
“The agreement with NVIDIA provides a higher level of confidence given NVIDIA automotive SoCs are tailored for these types of workloads.” – 8/17/21
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Popular Science: How Tesla is using a supercomputer to train its self-driving tech
“Each node has eight NVIDIA A100 80GB Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) capable of performing high-intensity floating-point calculations with nearly 500 times as much power compared to a standard desktop processor.” – 6/26/21
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TechCrunch: Nvidia acquires hi-def mapping startup DeepMap to bolster AV technology
“By integrating DeepMap’s tech, NVIDIA’s autonomous stack should have greater precision, giving the vehicle enhanced abilities to locate itself on the road.” – 6/10/21
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Forbes

Forbes: NVIDIA’s Auto Business Takes A Front Seat At NVIDIA GTC 2021
"The showstopper was the unveiling of NVIDIA's super-powerful new system-on-a-chip, DRIVE Atlan. Positioned as the latest addition to the company's autonomous vehicles roadmap, Atlan should be capable of processing over a whopping 1,000 trillion operations per second.” – 4/14/21
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Fortune

Fortune: Volvo draws first blood with NVIDIA’s Orin chip in quest for self-driving cars
“In the race to develop self-driving vehicles, Sweden’s Volvo looks set to gain an advantage over the competition by incorporating—well ahead of its rivals—the latest hardware NVIDIA.” – 4/13/21
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EETimes: Huang Harangue Heralds AV ‘Trillions’
“Of all the technology and products unveiled, the Hyperion 8 is possibly the most important. The reason is that it is likely to seed new design-wins at the R&D phase from OEMs, startups and transportation companies.” – 4/12/21
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Reuters

Reuters: NVIDIA, Volvo Cars accelerate auto industry's data-processing power race
“Volvo is among a crowd of new and established automakers putting digital processing power ahead of horsepower.” – 4/12/21
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Futurride: Nvidia’s latest innovations speed software-defined vehicle development
“Volvo, Zoox, and SAIC are among the growing ranks of leading transportation companies using the newest DRIVE solutions to power their next-generation AI-based autonomous vehicles.” – 4/12/21
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Hot Hardware: NVIDIA DRIVE Sim Leverages Powerful Omniverse Tech To Train Next-Gen Self-Driving Vehicles
“A new and improved way to safely test a plethora of environments with self-driving vehicles.”
– 4/12/21
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Automotive News Europe: NVIDIA CEO says software will soon define the car, drive profit
"In the future, one of the most important things automotive customers will value is ever-progressing, ever-developing, ever-enhancing software." -- 1/12/21
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EETimes: Mercedes-Benz: In-Cabin AI First; Software-Defined Car Next
“The MBUX Hyperscreen has an AI software trained to learn each driver’s preferences and habits, Mercedes-Benz promised. Central to that capability is an underlying architecture supplied by Nvidia’s hardware and software platform.” -- 1/12/21
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Futurride: It’s a Nio Day for flagship electric sedans
“Nio calls its ET7 its ‘first autonomous driving model,’ pitching the car as having over 100 standard comfort, safety, and smart features. Other headliners are its NEDC range of over 1000 km with the new 150-kWh battery and over 1000 TOPS computing power with help from Nvidia.” -- 1/10/21 
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Electrek

Electrek: Einride’s next-generation ‘Pod’ promises NVIDIA-powered unmanned electric heavy freight
“Autonomous operation will be enabled by NVIDIA’s Orin system on chip architecture, which is capable of 200 trillion operations per second.” -- 12/4/20 
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Reuters: Nvidia signs in-car entertainment system deal with Hyundai Motor
“NVIDIA DRIVE includes hardware and software components and uses artificial intelligence to improve the user’s experience. The software can be “perpetually” updated, giving vehicles the latest AI cockpit features.” -- 11/9/20 
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EETimes

EETimes: Mercedes-Benz jilts BMW, elopes with Nvidia
“Nvidia is assuming an increasingly critical role in the emerging software-centric automotive industry.” -- 6/23/20
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Forbes

Forbes: Nvidia and Mercedes-Benz join forces in an autonomous car power play
NVIDIA’s new DRIVE platform will kick Mercedes-Benz into a much-needed higher gear in the race for autonomous driving." -- 6/23/20
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TechCrunch: Mercedes-Benz, Nvidia partner to bring ‘software-defined’ vehicles to market in 2024
“Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia announced a partnership aimed at eliminating the complexity while boosting the performance and automated driving capabilities of a new generation of vehicles.” -- 6/23/20
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Automotive News: Mercedes, Nvidia to team up on powerful computing platform for AVs
"The new Mercedes Level 2 and Level 3 systems will incorporate Nvidia’s Orin, a system-on-a-chip that contains 17 billion transistors, microscopic switches that are akin to neurons in a human brain." -- 6/23/20
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Reuters: Nvidia turns to driver-assistance market as robo-taxis stall
“The new Nvidia system means automakers will be able to use one system for both, saving engineering efforts and using some of the self-driving technology to improve the driver assistance functions.” -- 5/14/2020 
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CNet: Nvidia wants to power today's car tech and tomorrow's robotaxi
“The single architecture will handle anything from advanced driver-assistance systems to full, Level 5 autonomous driving.” -- 5/14/20 
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Forbes

Forbes: Nvidia cranks up and turns down its Drive AGX Orin computers
"One of Nvidia’s selling points is a common architecture that developers can use from initial bench development to simulation to on-road testing.” -- 5/14/20
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EETimes

EE Times: Newest Nvidia AV SoC boasts ‘7x Xavier Performance’
“Orin, at 17 billion transistors, is almost double the size of Xavier, which had 9 billion, and it offers nearly 7x the performance (200 TOPS for INT8 data). Despite its size, Orin also offers 3x the power efficiency of Xavier.” -- 12/19/19
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ZDNet

ZDNet: Nvidia unveils Orin, its next-gen SOC for autonomous vehicles and robots
“Nvidia announced it's opening up access to its pre-trained deep neural network models for autonomous driving. The models include a range of object detection models (such as pedestrian and bike detection, lane detection, free parking space detection, sign detection), gaze detection, gesture recognition, as well as path planning and mapping models.” -- 12/18/19
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Automotive News

Automotive News: Nvidia secures chip deal with Didi Chuxing
"Didi would use [NVIDIA] in computing systems in autonomous cars on the road that help drive the vehicles, as well as in back-end data centers where data gathered by test vehicles is used to train algorithms for self-driving cars." -- 12/18/19
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Forbes: Nvidia unveils next-generation Orin chip to power self-driving vehicles
"When it comes to delivering that raw computational power, Nvidia is widely seen as the leading vendor of silicon, and it’s next-generation chip, called Orin, takes that performance to new heights." -- 12/17/19
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VentureBeat: Bosch and Daimler launch self-driving car pilot in San Jose
“NVIDIA’s DRIVE Pegasus provides the computational horsepower needed for the Mercedes-Benzs’ real-time decisioning.” -- 12/9/19
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VentureBeat: Nvidia’s AI prevents car high beams from producing glare
“AutoHighBeamNet, a component of the AutoDrivingBeam module in Nvidia’s Drive Software — can automatically generate control outputs for cars’ high beams using signals derived from road conditions.” -- 10/9/19
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Retuers

Electronics 360: Watch Nvidia’s self-driving car technology in action
“The Nvidia Drive AGX platform runs all of these components in the vehicle, enabling 360° surround perception, localization and planning, and control software in real time.” -- 8/27/19 
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MarketWatch: Nvidia and Volvo join forces on driverless trucks
“Nvidia and Volvo’s partnership would rely on Nvidia’s artificial-intelligence platforms for training, simulation, and in-vehicle computing to eventually get driverless commercial trucks on public roads and roadways.” -- 6/19/19 
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TechCrunch: Volvo teams up with Nvidia to develop self-driving commercial and industrial trucks
“Transport freight is only one target for the new joint effort — Nvidia and Volvo will also seek to build autonomous systems and vehicles that can handle garbage and recycling pickup, operate on construction sites, at mines and in the forestry industry, too.” -- 6/18/19 
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Reuters: Nvidia boosts self-driving AI business with Volvo trucks deal
“The partnership with Volvo goes beyond supplying chips, and includes work on developing software, on-board computers and sensor systems for autonomous commercial vehicles.” -- 6/18/19 
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