Foxconn’s self-driving vehicle platforms will use Nvidia chips – Technology Org

Nvidia will partner with Foxconn in developing new autonomous vehicle platforms.

NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Orin microchip is a highly advanced software-defined platform for autonomous vehicles and robots.  Image credit: Nvidia

NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Orin microchip is a highly advanced software-defined platform for autonomous vehicles and robots. Image credit: Nvidia

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn announced this news today. The company also noted that Nvidia components will form the basis for the automotive electronic control units.

Specifically, Nvidia will supply DRIVE Orin chips which were specifically developed for modern autonomous vehicles.

According to the producer, this model of processor has the ability to process sensor signals in real time. Also, DRIVE Orin microchips have tight integration with Nvidia’s DRIVE Hyperion sensor family, and therefore the company is able to provide a complete electronics solution needed to develop a connected autonomous vehicle.

Foxconn is aiming to make the new electronic control units available in the global automotive market.

The global demand for automotive microchips is rapidly growing. The reported revenues in the automotive sector reached $251 million in the third quarter.

Foxconn already produces electric cars for Lordstown Motors Corp. Previously Foxconn’s Foxconn’s chairman Liu Young-way mentioned that the company is seeking to diversify its business portfolio with a wider range of electric cars.


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