Mercedes-Benz Partners with NVIDIA to Enable Its Future Software-Defined Vehicle Architecture

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By James Hodgson | 3Q 2020 | IN-5887


NVIDIA's Powerful SoC at the Heart of Mercedes' Future


In June 2020, Mercedes Benz announced a landmark partnership with NVIDIA to develop a new, software-defined vehicle architecture, set to be introduced in 2024 before being rolled out across the entire Mercedes-Benz vehicle lineup. First announced in December 2019 (following earlier teasers), NVIDIA’s ORIN System on Chip (SoC) will form the basis of the new Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Vehicle (AV) architecture, with its impressive 200 TOPS performance providing the necessary headroom for new AV features to be deployed Over-the-Air (OTA) throughout the vehicle’s lifecycle. This represents a significant departure from legacy automotive architectures, not only in terms of raw performance, but also in terms of design philosophy, with a renewed focus on post-sale revenue opportunities. The partnership sheds further light on how to scale the engineering effort involved in transforming the automotive vertical so that i...

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