Nvidia, an American tech company based in Delaware, along with Hyundai Motor Group, a South Korean automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, have together announced that they will soon roll-out “Nvidia Drive connected car platform”.
They are rolling out their new platform across all new models from Hyundai, Genesis, and Kia, starting from 2022 onwards.
“Nvidia brought consumer electronic functionality and a graphics-rich user interface to infotainment systems more than a decade ago,” said Ali Kani, VP of autonomous vehicles at Nvidia.
“Now, we are once again transforming these systems through the power of AI, helping Hyundai Motor Group increase safety and value, along with enhancing customer satisfaction, throughout the lifetime of the vehicle.”
The technical collaboration between the two companies, Hyundai and Nvidia, enables them to develop high-performance connected car computing systems for Hyundai next-generation models.
In the future, all car models of Hyundai starting from entry-level to premium vehicles will feature in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems powered by Nvidia Drive.
Nvidia Drive will include a software and a hardware stack which will enable Hyundai’s IVI systems to combine their navigation, audio and video, connectivity, and AI-based car services.
Also, the Nvidia Drive platform is high-performance and energy-efficient meaning utilizing it for its future models will allow Hyundai to offer customers seamless and enhanced in-vehicle AI user experiences.
In the future, the customers of Hyundai, Genesis, and Kia will benefit from a feature-rich AI user experience.
The two companies have been working together since 2015 on this project. Nvidia Drive platform underpins the advanced IVI systems which can also be found in the Genesis GV80 and G80.
Besides, the two companies have collaborated on an advanced digital cockpit which will be launched late in 2021. This announcement will take the relationship between the two further, as Hyundai lays the foundations for IVI systems that support a wide range of features and apps across its entire model line-up.
“At Hyundai Motor Group, we are committed to delivering greater value, safety, functionality, and enjoyment over the lifetime of the car,” said Paul Choo, senior VP of Electronics Tech Unit at Hyundai Motor Group.
“The Nvidia Drive platform is proven – it is scalable, energy-efficient, and has the performance to support our next generation of software-defined vehicles.”