If there's going to be a self-driving car revolution, then Nvidia very much wants to be a part of it, and the company known for its graphics cards has now been given the all-clear to take its autonomous vehicles out on public roads in California.
Nvidia may not be the first company you'd associate with self-driving motors, but it's been pushing its way into artificial intelligence and autonomous driving . The US tech firm wants to partner with established car manufacturers and provide the hardware and software they need to let their vehicles drive themselves.
To do that, it needs to do a lot of test runs, and California is the perfect place to do it - the state has for companies wanting to give their self-driving cars a real run out, although for now a human being still needs to be on board.
In the not-too-distant future that requirement , although only at designated test locations, and only once a stringent set of safety tests has been carried out. It's likely that cars will become well before regulators get around to actually making it all legal.
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