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Nvidia to help Toyota with developing self-driving cars

Nvidia will test simulation technology

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/NOVOSTIVL/ Nvidia will provide simulation technology for Toyota Motor's automated-vehicle development, the latest effort to strengthen the American company's automotive business amid weakness in such other fields as data center chips. This article appeared in the Nikkei Asian Review.

The graphics processor designer is working with Toyota group members including the Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, a research arm for automated-driving technology, under a partnership announced Monday.

The institute will test cameras and sensors in a virtual space with varying weather and traffic conditions, using a system built on Nvidia's graphics processing technology. Combining the simulation with road test data is seen helping development of software to control self-driving vehicles.

"Toyota, the world's largest car company, the largest transportation company, is partnering with us from end to end — from deep learning systems to simulation systems to in-car computers to collaboration with AI," to "create the future of autonomous vehicles," CEO Jensen Huang said at a technology conference in San Jose.