Source: Smart2Zero
 – July 17th, 2017


Chipmaker Nvidia (Santa Clara, CA) has announced that Audi (Ingolstadt, Germany) has chosen Nvidia products and technologies to power features in the automaker’s new 2018 A8 luxury sedan – claimed as the world’s first Level 3 autonomous driving car to go into production.

The A8, says Nvidia, is “packed” with its technologies, including “new user interfaces, a new infotainment system, a new virtual cockpit, and new rear seat entertainment options.” In particular, says the company, its technologies are behind the A8’s AI Traffic Jam Pilot.

For use on stop-and-go crowded divided highways, the Level 3 “eyes off” assist system will allow a driver to safely turn their attention away from driving tasks, as long as they remain prepared to take over if necessary. It uses a laser scanner combined with cameras to drive autonomously, scanning the entire area in front of the car.