Mercedes-Benz is to deliver software-defined vehicles across its entire fleet, powered by NVIDIA. Mercedes-Benz CEO, Ola Källenius, and NVIDIA founder and CEO, Jensen Huang, announced that the automaker will launch intelligent vehicles using end-to-end NVIDIA technology.
Primary features will be the ability to drive regular routes from address to address autonomously and Level 4 automated parking.
Jensen Huang says: “This is the biggest partnership of its kind in the transportation industry. We’re breaking ground on several different fronts, from technology to business models, and I can’t imagine a better company to do this with than Mercedes-Benz.”
He adds: “The definition of a car will change forever. No longer will the best moment of your car be at the point of sale. The Mercedes-Benz partnership is the starting point, and behind it are thousands of engineers. They’re your own personal software and research lab, who will stay with you over the life of the car.”
Källenius says: “This is a field that has so many opportunities, it will make driving much safer on the road to fully autonomous driving. By using an architecture from NVIDIA that makes it possible to update through the life of the vehicle, there will be endless possibilities.”
Starting in 2024, every next-generation Mercedes-Benz vehicles will include this software-defined computing architecture.