Mercedes Benz and chipmaker Nvidia are teaming up to develop “next-generation computing platform" for automated driving. The new platform is based on the chipmaker’s new Orin system-on-chip (SoC) and the Nvidia Drive AGX software stack and will be seen in Mercedes’ vehicles from 2024.
The companies will use these capabilities to deliver a variety of automated driving functions that match the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) level 2 and 3 specifications. On paper, that means something like Tesla’s Autopilot mode, but may even be more advanced.
The system is also connected to the Internet and can be updated through over-the-air updates. This is the same way that Google and Apple update their operating systems on smartphones. Carmakers can use such systems to deliver fixes to a car’s controlling software, inform users about new things etc.