NVIDIA hopes to make a huge impact in the autonomous market, as it's been vigorously promoting its Drive PX platform for the past couple of years. And while NVIDIA might not be a name most people think of when looking at the automotive realm, the company has proven itself to be more than capable of delivering market-leading solutions for digital-driven roads (the company's latest earnings report shows that it non-gaming related business operations are doing quite well).
Now, the company has earned the right to strut its stuff to the world - at least in the state of California. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles (CA DMV) has just updated its website to include NVIDIA as the latest company to gain the right to test its autonomous vehicles on real roads, joining the likes of Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Google, Tesla, BMW, Honda, Ford and some other automotive goliaths.
As part of this exclusive club, NVIDIA will have to submit incident reports within 10 days of one occurring. Hopefully that will not happen, and based on the minimal number of incidents reported industry-wide up to this point, it stands a good chance to retain a clean sheet.
With CES right around the corner, and NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang set to deliver the opening keynote, it seems almost certain that we'll be learning more about the company's future in the automotive market. If that's the case, you can be sure that you'll hear about it from us as we'll be reporting live from Las Vegas in January!