ZF unveil new AI driving system

Industry leader, ZF Friedrichshafen, unveiled the new ZF Pro-AI self-driving system which takes advantage of the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 at CES 2017.

The CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held in Las Vegas, showcases over 3500 exhibits, with industry leaders from the manufacturing, developing and supplier sectors. Holding more than 300 conference sessions with over 165,000 visitors each year from around the world, representing the $287 billion-dollar consumer industry in the United States of America.

ZF: AI to spark new industrial revolution

Stefan Sommer, ZF CEO, highlighted how the company is working very closely with NVIDIA in the development of automated and autonomous driving systems.

“With NVIDIA, we are bringing the super-computing power required for artificial intelligence into cars and commercial vehicles. ZF is enabling vehicles to see, think and act while NVIDIA’s AI platform lets us take a giant leap forward when it comes to enabling vehicles to think.”

ZF Pro-AI is designed for companies building self-driving vehicles from cars and trucks, to industrial vehicles such as forklifts. Rob Csongor, vice president and general manager of Automotive at NVIDIA, spoke about how NVIDIA is working to bring artificial intelligence, to a wide variety of industries.

“It’s not an exaggeration when we talk about artificial intelligence as the technology that will spark an industrial revolution. With NVIDIA’s autonomous driving technology and ZF’s powerful position in transportation, AI self-driving can now be enabled in any vehicle from passenger cars to commercial vehicles worldwide.”

ZF Pro-AI can process data from multiple cameras, lidar, radar and ultrasonic sensors. This will enable the vehicle, whether it be a truck, a forklift or a commuter bus, to paint a 360-degree picture, locate itself on an HD map and find a safe path through traffic. The DRIVE PX 2 AI will also be supplied by ZF, who are the first Tier 1 supplier to bring the platform into production.

Production is planned for 2018.

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