Volvo and NVIDIA are joining forces for the development of AI-capable core computer for the next generation of Volvo cars.

The core computer is based on NVIDIA’s DRIVE AGX Xavier technology and will allow Volvo Cars to implement an advanced computing platform for its new cars on the forthcoming Scalable Product Architecture 2 (SPA 2) vehicle platform. The first car with the new core computer will appear early next decade.

The new computing platform will use NVIDIA’s advances in AI as well as its computing power, allowing Volvo Cars to take considerable steps forward in implementing advanced driver support systems, energy management technology and in-car personalisation options.

The forthcoming SPA 2 vehicle architecture is the next generation of Volvo Cars SPA modular vehicle architecture, which forms the basis of all new 90 series and 60 series cars launched in recent years.