European “Robotaxis” by 2020? Saab Buyer NEVS and Silicon Valley’s AutoX Team Up


China-owned NEVS, the holding company that bought Saab’s assets, and California-based software company AutoX have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two trial electric “robotaxis” in Europe by 2020, they said today.

NEVS’ vehicles don’t use LIDAR laser arrays to help them navigate. Instead they use an array of cheaper cameras that provide a 360 degree view.

The partnership is using Nvidia’s DRIVE AGX Pegasus kit which can operate at 320 deep learning tera operations per second, using two Turing architecture TensorCore GPU’s. Pegasus also contains two Nvidia Xavier system-on-a-chip processors, which individually can deliver a monster 30 trillion operations

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