Nvidia announced several major updates at CES 2023, including a partnership with Foxconn to manufacture electric vehicles using Nvidia’s Drive Hyperion platform, according to Yahoo.
Drive Hyperion is a set of hardware and software designed to help automakers speed up the production of autonomous vehicles. The report notes that Foxconn will use the platform to build EVs for third-party automakers such as Lordstown Motors.
“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,” Rishi Dhall, vice president of automotive at Nvidia, said in a statement.
“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,” Dhall added.
In addition to this partnership, “Nvidia unveiled new graphics chips for laptops and updates to its GeForce Now game streaming platform.”
Yahoo reported that the new chips, ranging from the RTX 4050 to the RTX 4090, promise improved performance and energy efficiency in games like “Cyberpunk 2077.” Nvidia also announced that GeForce Now will soon be available to stream in vehicles from Hyundai, BYD, and Polestar. However, the feature will only be available to front seat passengers when the car is parked.
Despite these updates, the automotive group only made up a small portion of Nvidia’s revenue in Q3, with $251 million out of a total $5.93 billion. Nvidia’s gaming and data center businesses brought in $1.57 billion and $3.83 billion, respectively, according to Yahoo.