BYD Partners With NVIDIA for Mainstream Software-Defined Vehicles

Berkshire Hathaway-backed BYD, the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles, has announced an expansion of its partnership with NVIDIA. The partnership will see BYD extend the use of the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin centralized compute platform to a broader range of its new energy vehicles (NEVs), including the Dynasty and Ocean series of vehicles.

The NVIDIA DRIVE Orin platform is critical for diverse and redundant sensor processing in real-time, providing automakers with the compute headroom to develop and support new software-driven services throughout the life of the vehicle.

The partnership between BYD and NVIDIA reflects their shared belief that future cars will be programmable and based on high-performance centralized computers.

Since entering production last year, the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin platform has become the transportation industry’s AI engine of choice for the new generation of NEVs, robotaxis, shuttles, and trucks.

The scalable platform is capable of performing up to 254 trillion operations per second and can power automated driving functions while simultaneously running numerous deep neural networks, providing the ultimate safety and reliability.

BYD has sold over 3.7 million NEVs globally as of February 2023, making it one of the leading NEV manufacturers. Beyond selecting NVIDIA DRIVE Orin for its EV fleets, BYD is also working with NVIDIA to enhance the in-vehicle experience by bringing the NVIDIA GeForce NOW cloud gaming service to its vehicles.

The partnership between BYD and NVIDIA underscores the importance of advanced technologies in the transportation industry, paving the way for safer, more intelligent, and sustainable vehicles in the future.

© 2023 David Mazor

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