Smart Announces Deep Partnership with NVIDIA in Autonomous Driving and AI Development

On March 23, 2023, the new luxury intelligent electric vehicle brand smart announced in Hangzhou that it will work with NVIDIA to deeply cooperate in the field of intelligent driving, jointly develop a new data center, and empower the research and development of advanced level intelligent driving systems and intelligent AI systems.

At the same time, starting in 2024, smart will use NVIDIA DRIVE Orin as the centralized computing platform for its latest models to support the brand’s self-developed smart Pilot Assist intelligent driving assistance system, bringing users a more intelligent driving experience.

Mr. Yang Jun, Vice President of Global Research and Development at smart, said: “We are delighted to establish a long-term partnership with NVIDIA in the field of intelligent driving, accelerated computing, and software development. In the future, smart will continue to innovate and explore with outstanding partners in the industry, constantly exploring safer and more reliable intelligent transportation experiences.”

Mr. Liu Tong, General Manager of NVIDIA’s Automotive Division in China, said: “We believe that with NVIDIA’s data center solutions for autonomous vehicles, smart will provide users with a safe, efficient, and continuously upgraded intelligent travel experience.”

NVIDIA DRIVE Orin is designed for “software-defined cars” and can achieve continuous optimization of intelligent driving assistance capabilities throughout the entire life cycle of a car through OTA software online upgrades. In addition, its computing power can reach 254 TOPS, providing sufficient computing power for advanced intelligent driving assistance functions, confidence view, digital cluster, and AI driving cockpit, and it complies with system safety standards such as ISO 26262 ASIL-D.

# smart Robot Technology Co., Ltd. was established in May 2022 to build an industry-leading research and development team dedicated to cutting-edge intelligent driving technology. Currently, the intelligent driving team members are based in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hangzhou. The team has completed the development framework of the smart Pilot Assist intelligent driving assistance system and entered the phase of iterative testing on real vehicles.

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