NVIDIA and Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics and technology manufacturer, announces a strategic partnership to develop automated and autonomous vehicles.
As part of the partnership, NVIDIA will be a tier-one manufacturer to produce electronic units (ECUs) based on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin for the worldwide automotive market.
Foxconn-manufactured electronic vehicles will feature DRIVE Orin ECUs and DRIVE Hyperion sensors for highly automotive driving capabilities.
Eric Yeh, Senior Director of the Software Development Center at Foxconn, mentioned that the strategic corporation with NVIDIA can strengthen intelligent driving solutions, and both companies can enable the automotive industry to build energy-efficient, automated vehicles.
The collaboration with Foxconn will enable NVIDIA to scale its efforts further and meet the growing industry demands as more transportation leaders select DRIVE Orin for their intelligent vehicles. By building EVs on the DRIVE Hyperion qualifies sensor set, Foxconn can speed up its time-to-market and time-to-cost strategies.
Rishi Dall, Vice President of automotive at NVIDIA, stated that collaboration with Foxconn can provide OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) developing intelligent driving solutions with a world-class supplier to scale the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin manufacturing platform. Foxconn’s decision to use the DRIVE Hyperion sensor for its EVs will help accelerate production without compromising safety, reliability, and quality.