CES 2018: NVIDIA Announces Uber Self-Driving Robot Taxi Partnership

Jensen Huang revealed the Pegasus, powered by two of the new Xavier Drives for autonomous driving, and announced a partnership with Uber that will deliver robot taxis to the road.

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During NVIDIA's press conference starting off CES 2018, CEO Jensen Huang took the stage with some monumental news for the autonomous vehicle industry. The new Xavier Drive is the first processor of its kind, focused on managing the massive computing needed for autonomous driving. A few partnerships were revealed as well, but a major one really stood out: Teaming up with Uber for self-driving ubers.

There's no information on when the team will be going live with these new autonomous taxis, but the Xavier Drive is being sampled across the AV industry this year. Huang says the hope is to be in production by the end of the year, so it wouldn't be outrageous to see a running, autonomous Uber sometime next year.

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