Mercedes-Benz announced it has selected NVIDIA to help realize its vision for next-generation vehicles.

Currently, the vehicle’s software functions are powered by dozens of ECUs, that are distributed throughout the car. Each is specialized — one unit controls windows and one the door locks, for example, and others control power steering and braking.

By combining the high-performance, energy-efficient compute of NVIDIA DRIVE AGX platforms with Mercedes’ century-plus of automotive engineering experience, next-gen vehicle architecture will be more capable and cost effective. Centralizing and unifying compute in the car will make it easier to integrate and update advanced software features as they become available, whether for self-driving or AI-powered user experiences.

This supercomputer will enable Mercedes-Benz vehicles to run AI capabilities in the car and in the cockpit, from safe autonomous driving to innovative convenience features.