Isuzu collaborates with NVIDIA for AI self-driving technology

In Uncategorized1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 31, 2018

Isuzu Motors Limited, which makes more than 600,000 commercial vehicles annually – ranging from light- to heavy-duty trucks – is pursuing autonomous driving by using the NVIDIA DRIVE AV software stack and the energy-efficient DRIVE AGX platform inside the vehicle.

By fusing different types of data from each sensor and running a diverse and redundant set of deep learning algorithms, Isuzu can achieve the highest levels of safety and reliability. To achieve this goal, the company has already begun data collection and supervised testing.

“Working with NVIDIA, we strive to achieve society‘s goal of zero accidents,” said Satoshi Okuyama, executive officer of the Isuzu engineering division. “The scalable DRIVE AGX computing platform will enable us to start with 360-degree surround perception, lane keeping and adaptive cruise control features, then move to platooning and, ultimately, highly automated and fully autonomous vehicles.”

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang said there are not enough truck drivers worldwide.

“Isuzu can now work with us to build self-driving trucks for the long haul,” he said.

Isuzu Motors is one of the many innovative companies that have joined the NVIDIA DRIVE ecosystem. Globally, there are now more than 450 automakers, suppliers, truck makers, sensor manufacturers, software start-ups and mapping companies developing autonomous driving technology on the platform, with more than 55 of them from Japan.