Volvo Cars and Autoliv are teaming up with Nvidia to develop advanced systems and software for AI self-driving cars, the companies announced on Tuesday.

The three companies will work together along with Zenuity — a newly formed automotive software development joint venture equally owned by Volvo Cars and Autoliv — to develop next-generation self-driving car technologies. Production vehicles built on the Nvidia Drive PX car computing platform are planned for sale by 2021.

Volvo Cars, Autoliv and Zenuity will use Nvidia’s AI car computing platform as the foundation for their own advanced software development.

 

The Drive PX system enables 360-degree, real-time situational awareness. The system also performs other critical functions, such as stitching camera inputs to create a complete surround-view of the car’s environment. Zenuity will provide Volvo with self-driving software. Autoliv will sell this software to third-party OEMs.

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