Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang clarifies Uber is not using its Drive platform

TechCrunch | 3/28/2018 | Darrell Etherington
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While Uber makes use of Nvidia hardware in its own self-driving automotive technology, it does not employ Nvidia’s Drive autonomous computing platform, which includes the GPU maker’s own real-time sensor fusion, HD mapping and path planning. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang shared this information today during a Q&A session attended by reporters at the company’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose.

“Uber does not use Nvidia’s Drive technology,” Huang said. “Uber develops their own sensing and drive technology.”

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Huang also reiterated comments made during an earlier Q&A that Nvidia ceased its own testing on public roads (its fleet comprises only about 5 or 6 vehicles in total at any given time, the company points out) out of an abundance of caution, and simply because it’s good engineering practice to pause and reflect when a new variable is discovered in any engineering problem.

The Nvidia CEO also clarified that Nvidia...
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