SAN JOSE -- Toyota Motor Corp. will use Nvidia’s autonomous driving platform for its upcoming self-driving cars.
The chipmaker announced the partnership Wednesday at its annual GPU Technology Conference, saying it would provide its Drive PX computing platform to Toyota’s autonomous vehicles. The automaker joins Tesla Motors, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volvo Cars in using Nvidia technology in developing autonomous vehicles.
“This is a very significant milestone for us,” said Danny Shapiro, head of automotive at Nvidia, in a meeting with reporters after the announcement. “Toyota is one of the largest automakers in the world.”
A spokesman for Toyota said he could not comment on specific product plans that would include the platform, but he added that the automaker will integrate technology from a variety of suppliers into its self-driving cars.