Nvidia and automotive supplier ZF have launched a new, self-driving vehicle system designed for commercial applications.
The ZF ProAI system makes cars, trucks, and “other commercial vehicles” involved in factory work and agriculture autonomous. Nvidia vice president of automotive Rob Csongor calls artificial intelligence “the technology that will spark an industrial revolution.”
It’s not just cars and trucks, but other commercial vehicles like forklifts and “materials-handling vehicles,” that will benefit from the ZF ProAI system. ZF CEO Stefan Sommer said Nvidia’s AI is helping “take a giant leap forward” in enabling vehicular autonomy.
ZF ProAI works by processing inputs “from multiple cameras, plus lidar, radar and ultrasonic sensors,” allowing vehicles to “paint a 360-degree view,” as well as determine safe routes through traffic while tracking itself on “an HD map.”