BYD today announced a partnership with US chipmaker Nvidia on smart driving technology, which will enable smart driving and smart parking on some of its new energy vehicles (NEVs) starting in the first half of 2023.
BYD’s (OTCMKTS: BYDDY, HKG: 1211) NEVs will use Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) DRIVE Orin system-on-chip (SoC) as centralized computing and AI engine for automated driving and smart cockpit features, according to a company press release.
The Nvidia DRIVE Orin is one of the highest-performance automotive chips in the world, with up to 254 TOPS of computing power in a single chip for safe and reliable smart driving. NIO’s flagship sedan ET7, due for delivery on March 28, is equipped with four of the chips.
“Through the power of AI and the Nvidia DRIVE platform, BYD will deliver software-defined EV fleets that are not only safe and reliable but also improve over time,” said Rishi Dhall, Vice President of Automotive, Nvidia.
The partnership with Nvidia is BYD’s latest effort to enhance the smart driving capabilities of its vehicles.
On December 27 last year, BYD announced it had formed a joint venture with autonomous driving unicorn Momenta, kicking off a long-term partnership between the two companies to develop high-level intelligent driving technology.
Momenta, an industry-leading autonomous driving company, will further boost BYD‘s rapid breakthrough and mass production in the field of intelligent driving, BYD’s announcement said at the time.
Late last month, local media China Star Market reported that BYD has selected Baidu as its smart driving supplier, and the latter will provide BYD with ANP (Apollo Navigation Pilot) smart driving system products and human-machine co-driving maps.
Baidu’s smart driving team is already working with BYD on the development and will soon realize the mass production of the models built in cooperation, according to the report.
This article was first published by Phate Zhang on CnEVPost, a website focusing on new energy vehicle news from China.