Thursday, August 17, 2017

NVIDIA Invests in Chinese Autonomous Truck Startup TuSimple

NVIDIA GPU Ventures has joined a group of investors led by Chinese social media company Sina in investing more than $20 million in Chinese startup TuSimple. Formed in 2015, TuSimple develops technology for autonomous long-distance freight delivery. TuSimple uses NVIDIA GPUs, NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2, Jetson TX2, CUDA, TensorRT and cuDNN to develop its autonomous driving solution. In June, the company successfully completed a 200-mile Level 4 test drive from San Diego to Yuma, Arizona, using NVIDIA GPUs and cameras as the primary sensor. TuSimple has over 100 employees in two R&D centers, in Beijing and San Diego.