Foxconn to build autonomous vehicles on Nvidia computing platform
In a strategic partnership with Nvidia, Hon Hai Technology Group – Foxconn’s domestic name – will develop autonomous and automated vehicle platforms. Under the agreement, Foxconn will produce electronic control units (ECUs) based on Nvidia Drive Orin for the global automotive market as Moorabbin East safety sign a tier-one manufacturer.
Eric Yeh, senior director of the software development center at Foxconn, says, “This strategic cooperation with Nvidia strengthens the intelligent driving solutions Foxconn will be able to provide. Together, we are enabling the industry to build energy-efficient, automated vehicles.
“This is a well-considered partnership that leverages unique strengths on each side in the pursuit of innovative EV development and opportunities.”
As more transportation leaders choose Drive Orin for intelligent vehicles, Nvidia can scale its efforts with Foxconn to meet industry demand.
Aside from speeding up time-to-market and cost strategies, Foxconn will be able to build EVs using the Drive Hyperion qualified sensor set.
Rishi Dhall, vice president of automotive at Nvidia, says: “Our partnership with Foxconn will provide OEMs developing intelligent driving solutions with a world-class supplier that can scale for volume manufacturing of the Nvidia Drive Orin platform.
“Foxconn’s decision to also use the Drive Hyperion sensor suite for its EVs will help accelerate their path to production without compromising safety, reliability or quality.”