Nvidia last week spelled out details of two partnerships it has for its self-driving computer chips: one deal in which Robert Bosch GmbH will use Nvidia's chips to power its self-driving supercomputer and one with truckmaker Paccar to make self-driving vehicles.
The Bosch collaboration, which the supplier gave details of last week at its technology conference in Berlin, is part of a partnership between the companies that was announced at CES in January. The Nvidia chips will enable the computer -- which acts as the "brains" of an autonomous vehicle -- to recognize driving situations using machine learning rather than relying solely on real-world testing.
"We are teaching the car how to maneuver through road traffic by itself," said Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner in a statement.
The computer will enable Level 4 autonomous driving, which means the car does not require any human intervention in geofenced areas or designated lanes.
Nvidia's partnership with Bosch is one of many the chipmaker is pursuing in the race toward the deployment of self-driving cars. Nvidia also announced last week that it was working with truckmaker Paccar Inc. to develop autonomous vehicles.
Paccar, which manufactures the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF lines of trucks, has developed a proof-of-concept self-driving truck using Nvidia's technology, the chipmaker said in a blog post.
Nvidia, known for making graphics chips for high-end gaming computers, has been focusing on self-driving systems and makes the DRIVE PX 2 self-driving system used by Tesla Inc.
The rapidly growing market for self-driving technology has attracted companies from Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo to chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. c
Reuters contributed to this report.