Daimler and NVIDIA will team up to build an in-vehicle computing system and AI computing infrastructure. In 2024 Mercedes Benz will start rolling out a next generation fleet that will come with upgradable automated driving functions.
Daimler is going all in with NVIDIA pausing their partnerships with BMW to create a Level 4 & 5 autonomous fleet. The work with Bosch on Robotaxi’s also appears to be on the back burner in favor of this new relationship.
This is a significant announcement because it may signal a change in the way OEMs like Mercedes develop their autonomous vehicles. NVIDIA is not a new player in automotive but has yet to announce a large volume partner like Mercedes since Tesla opted to create their own competing autonomous drive platform. Like Tesla NVIDIA’s platform is based on a central computer, which none of the other manufactures have.
This is just the tip of the iceberg as to why the automotive industry should take note. Nicole Scott and Don Dalhmann unpack the announcement and look at what this means for the future of automotive.