Chery selects NVIDIA and Baidu as partners for Level 3 autonomous driving

 

NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier

Chery, which makes cars, minivans and SUVs, will be the first Chinese carmaker to adopt the new ZF ProAI system, developed by NVIDIA, Baidu and ZF to bring Level 3 autonomous driving to the world’s biggest auto market.

Powering the ZF ProAI is the NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier AI car computer. Xavier is the world’s most complex and advanced SoC, capable of performing 30 deep learning TOPS (trillions of operations per second), using only 30 watts of power.

ZF brings expertise for system integration of the car computer and sensors. ZF ProAI will process inputs from multiple cameras, plus lidar and radar, paint a 360-degree view around the vehicle, locate it on an HD map, and find a safe path through traffic.

In addition, Chery showcased a self-driving car (last week at CES) jointly built by Chery and Baidu since the two sides forged a partnership. It is compatible with Apollo Pilot system and carries mass-produced automatic driving solutions.

As a core member of Baidu’s Apollo plan, Chery can rapidly acquire Baidu’s AI technology; and Chery’s mature vehicle technologies, precise development process, integral industry chain and perfect sales service system have made Chery and Baidu the strongest technology alliance in China.

As a core member of Baidu’s Apollo plan, Chery can rapidly acquire Baidu’s AI technology; and Chery’s mature vehicle technologies, precise development process, integral industry chain and perfect sales service system have made Chery and Baidu the strongest technology alliance in China.

Chery models feature intelligent vehicle technologies including lane detection, millimeter-wave radar data processing, vehicle detection, local path planning and vehicle bottom control, as well as intelligent vehicle technologies including laser radar data processing, RTK data processing and map data processing.

Also, Chery has achieved staged breakthroughs in more than 10 key cutting-edge technologies including AI interactive navigation, next-generation cabin system, eyeball tracking and face recognition, UBI insurance and digital marketing, and V2X (core technology of over-the-horizon detection system). While conducting independent R&D, Chery has carried out more remarkable and fruitful strategic cooperation with Baidu in the intelligent vehicle field.

During CES 2018, a mysterious fleet of self-driving cars took California Highway and was open for examination. In the automatic driving field, California Self-driving Test Base should not be strange to you. Only 45 companies in the world have been qualified for road rests here since 2014, including 14 companies with Chinese investment or background (accounting for 31 percent), less than 19 U.S. companies only. As a Chinese AI and automatic driving force, Chery is registering an automatic driving development company (Leonis Technologies North America) in the Silicon Valley to be engaged in big data research, self driving technology R&D and road tests in California. After successful registration, Chery will apply for the qualification for road tests in California, “China’s AI and automatic driving are attracting growing attention from the Silicon Valley and the world”.

Intelligent connection has always been a major strategic focus of Chery. Through CES 2018, Chery has showed the world the results of its innovative cooperation with Baidu, as well as its forward-looking automatic driving technologies. Chery will participate in CES 2019 to present more advanced automatic driving technologies. We will work hard to achieve the ultimate goal of automatic driving to lay the groundwork for creating a safer, more efficient and economical new travel lifestyle for the human society.

Source: Chery, NVIDIA