Nvidia: Reinforcement in the mapping area17. June 2021
Nvidia: Reinforcement in the mapping area
New York, 6/17/2021
Nvidia has acquired mapping and localization solutions company DeepMap to enable safe autonomous vehicle technology. DeepMap’s mapping IP will be integrated into Nvidia’s AV technology division, known as Nvidia Drive.
DeepMap makes high-resolution mapping technology for self-driving vehicles, which require much higher mapping accuracy than GPS instructions. Nvidia Drive’s software-defined platform will enable DeepMaps to scale smoothly across AV fleets, without data storage and transfer issues.
The integration should add precision to Nvidia’s autonomous stack and improve AVs’ ability to pinpoint their location. Nvidia expects the acquisition to close in the third quarter of 2021. As part of the partnership, Nvidia plans to invest in new capabilities and services for DeepMap.