Desay SV Adopts NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Xavier for XPENG Motor’s Autonomous Vehicle Production in 2020
SUZHOU, China, November 21, 2018 — Desay SV today announced it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with NVIDIA, the world’s leader in AI computing, and China new driving force XPENG to jointly develop Level 3 autonomous driving technology tailored for the driving environment in China.
As the first local autonomous driving Tier 1 supplier that supported by NVIDIA in China, Desay SV will develop the smart control unit of autonomous driving powered by Xavier, and will work with XPENG’s self-develop software for China’s typical traffic conditions and user scenarios.
XPENG plans to implement in various phases the L3 intelligent driving features in its new models starting in 2020. These features include parking pilot, traffic jam pilot, fully auto lane change and highway pilot, best route navigation and personalization.
Dr. GU Junli, Vice President of Autonomous Driving at XPENG Motors, Mr. Rishi Dhall, Vice President of Automotive Business Development at NVIDIA and Mr. GAO Dapeng, CEO of Desay SV attended the signing ceremony at GTC China, the annual NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference held in Suzhou.
In addition to partnering in hardware development, the three companies will also work extensively on data collection and benchmarking, software development and cloud-based machine learning.
Xavier is the latest AI supercomputing system-on-chip (SoC) released by NVIDIA in early 2018. It is the world’s first autonomous driving processor and the most complex system-on-chip (SoC) ever created.
The scalable NVIDIA DRIVE AGX AI automobile computing platform, built on Xavier, is capable of powering advanced Level 2+ driver assistance systems through robotaxis. The system processes data collected from an array of radar, LIDAR, camera and ultrasonic sensors in real-time. NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Xavier is capable of 30 trillion operations per second while consuming merely 30 watts of power, and is equipped by six different processors on the SoC, including a high performance GPU, custom 8-core CPU, a deep learning accelerator and a programmable vision accelerator.
“With the rapid development of AI technology, Desay SV is actively working closely with industry partners to transform the future driving experience”, Mr. Gao Dapeng, CEO of Desay SV said during the signing ceremony. “Based on the 30-plus years of R&D expertise and experience, Desay SV focuses on prospective technologies, and provides solutions with better autonomous driving capabilities through continuously building domestic and overseas R&D teams and investing in R&D related activities. At the same time, we will maintain close cooperation with NVIDIA and XPENG Motors to bring better solutions for car driving.”
“We are very excited about working with Desay SV and NVIDIA, the China and world’s leading players in this field and are confident that this partnership will accelerate our technology advancement.” said Dr. Gu Junli.
“Understanding China’s specific user scenarios is critical in developing smart driving solutions for Chinese consumers and we strive to provide them with the best driving experience,” she added.
Rishi Dhall, NVIDIA’s Vice President of Automotive Business Development, said: “Working with Desay SV and XPENG Motors, NVIDIA DRIVE will bring new autonomous driving capabilities to next-generation EVs in China. Our scalable platform continues to gain acceptance around the globe due to the massive amount of computational horsepower that’s essential for safe self-driving systems.”
Desay SV has always been an active player and explorer in the field of intelligent driving. In 2017, Desay SV successfully delivered its self-developed intelligent driving assistant solutions, including algorithms and hardware to customers. In March 2018, the company joined in the establishment of the National Intelligent Network Auto Innovation Center as a joint stockholder, and in June, its L3 level autonomous driving system made its debut. The in-depth cooperation with NVIDIA will greatly enhance Desay SV’s technical competence and advantage in autonomous driving to provide innovative and intelligent autonomous driving system solutions and services for more customers globally.