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Karma Automotive has unveiled its Level 4 autonomous van with a battery electric vehicle (BEV) architecture. The L4 E-Flex Van is powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus autonomous vehicle computing platform.  

The L4 van’s software platform and sensors suite are supported by WeRide, which covers full 360-degree FoV (Field of View) and provides precise, real-time localizations powered by multiple sensors including LiDar, radar and camera.

Srini Gowda, Karma Automotive’s VP of Autonomous Driving/ADAS, says: “Using the E-Flex Platform, our goal was to create collaborative partnerships that address a wide array of applications. By working with nimble technology leaders like WeRide and NVIDIA, we intend to offer unique market solutions with greater speed and efficiency.”

Rishi Dhall, Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles at NVIDIA, adds: “The NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus platform delivers the scalable computational horsepower and AI capabilities essential for the safe deployment of Level 4 self-driving systems, being brought to market by Karma and WeRide.”

Yan Li, Co-founder and CTO of WeRide, states: “WeRide’s L4 self-driving technology adapted in Karma’s E-Flex Van demonstrates our powerful solutions to bring safe and cutting-edge autonomous vehicles across different models for different purposes. The L4 van joins forces to pave the way for the future of transportation.” 

Southern California-based Karma says the L4 Van will offer a sustainable solution for last-mile transportation and can also be scaled to deliver critical supplies to underserved areas or act as a first responder vehicle for future disaster relief or public health crises.

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