Volkswagen partnered with the US technology company Nvidia to expand its competence in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning. Those AI systems based could be used for a variety of application in mobility services such as the optimization of traffic flow in cities or the collaboration of humans with robots.
In 2014, Volkswagen created the Data Lab in which specialists are exploring the possibilities to use deep learning in corporate processes and in the field of mobility services. “Artificial intelligence is the key to the digital future of the Volkswagen Group. We want to develop and deploy high-performance AI systems ourselves. This is why we are expanding our expert knowledge required. Cooperation with NVIDIA will be a major step in this direction.” said Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO of the Volkswagen Group.
Additionally, Volkswagen also launched a startup support program at its Data Lab that provides technical and financial support to international startups working on machine learning and deep learning applications for the automotive industry. Both companies will be admitting five startups to the support program from this fall.