Nvidia Goes Public With Self-Driving Truck Ambitions

Riding that wave, Nvidia recently made clear that autonomous trucks are a priority as well.
Nvidia just launched a partnership with Paccar — maker of the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF truck brands — to collaborate on the development of an autonomous truck platform and artificial intelligence. Though this is the company’s first public discussion of big rigs, it has been quietly inching in this direction for some time. Like many technology companies playing in connected and autonomous trucks, it’s become increasingly clear to insiders at Nvidia that trucks are likely to lead the revolution.

“There’s a lot of really cool stuff happening in this space,” said Danny Shapiro, senior director of automotive for Nvidia. “We’re going to see more trucks and shuttles and other vehicles become part of this.”