Nvidia lets you play cloud games in your car with GeForce Now expansion
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Nvidia announced that it GeForce now The cloud gaming service is coming to Hyundai, BYD and Polestar cars.
The cloud game service has been in development for a long time but now it is making strides with over 25 million users and over 1,000 games. And in other news, contract electronics maker Foxconn has partnered with Nvidia, which will supply components for autonomous electric vehicles made by Foxconn.
Hyundai Motor Group, one of the world’s largest automakers with the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands;
BYD, the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles (NEVs); and Swedish luxury lifestyle and electric vehicle brand Polestar were the first to adopt GeForce Now in their vehicles.
Of course, it remains to be seen what kind of service is possible in the car, as premium cloud gaming over a 4G connection doesn’t sound too appealing. Danny Shapiro, Nvidia’s vice president of automotive, said in a press conference that WiFi connectivity (available in modern cars) would be the best solution and the company would work with automakers. Let’s see what can happen with 4G or 5G.
“Nvidia will translate and transform the way you can play the game,” Shapiro said. “Our revolutionary GeForce Now streaming service is coming to your in-car display. Powered by cloud gaming supercomputers, GeForce Now connects with the world’s largest digital game stores. So users can stream on any device, including cars with an internet connection. No special equipment is required. You’ll be able to stream and play the biggest games you have to charge or wait to pick up family members and even entertain the kids in the backseat.”
Today’s announcement expands Nvidia’s in-vehicle infotainment offerings to include a suite of products and services that improve the cockpit experience. And it’s a sign that Nvidia has the software to offer beyond traditional chips for automotive purposes.
Shapiro says a new in-car infotainment system with apps like GeForce Now will allow the company to stream a full, real-time PC gaming experience beyond desktops and laptops. and mobile devices, now software-defined cars. Nvidia has made a big push to provide graphics processing chips and artificial intelligence for cars, as well as how it moves into more automotive services.
The new GeForce Now offer could increase charging or sitting time in the car, as it allows front seat occupants to stream games while they’re parked, and passengers can play games in the back seat if a screen is available. Jeff Fisher, Nvidia’s senior vice president of gaming, said in a press conference that the availability of the RTX 4080 will replace the 3080 as the top tier for GeForce Now users paying $20 a day. month, and it will be available in data centers in January.
GeForce Now uses low-latency streaming technology powered by GeForce servers in the cloud, enabling real-time gameplay of over 1,000 titles, including highly rated ones. such as A Plague Tale: Requiem, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077, from PC game stores including Steam, Electronic Arts apps, Ubisoft, Epic Games Store and GOG.com. The service also includes many of the most popular free-to-play games like Fortnite, Lost Ark, and Destiny 2.
Automakers are logging in
Hyundai Motor Corporation uses the Nvidia Drive in-vehicle infotainment system on its Hyundai, Kia and Genesis models, which will include GeForce Now in select models.
BYD, which is developing its NEV on the Nvidia Drive platform, is also working with Nvidia to bring GeForce Now’s in-vehicle cloud gaming experience to the international automotive market.
And Polestar, also powered by Nvidia Drive centralized computing, will bring cloud gaming to its electric vehicles.
GeForce Now is available from Nvidia in North America and Europe as well as through GeForce Now Alliance partners in other parts of the world.
Foxconn partners with Nvidia on autonomous electric vehicles
While, Hon Hai Technology Corporation (Foxconn), the world’s largest technology manufacturer, today announced a strategic partnership to develop autonomous and self-driving vehicle platforms with Nvidia.
As part of the deal, Foxconn will be a tier one manufacturer, producing electronic control units (ECUs) based on the Nvidia Drive Orin chip platform for the global automotive market. It’s another step towards autonomous electric cars.
Electric vehicles (EVs) manufactured by Foxconn will feature a Drive Orin ECU and a Drive Hyperion sensor for highly autonomous driving.
“This strategic partnership with NVIDIA strengthens the smart driving solutions that Foxconn can offer. “Together, we are supporting the industry in building energy-efficient, autonomous vehicles,” said Eric Yeh, senior director of the software development center at Foxconn. “This is a well-thought-out partnership that leverages the unique strengths of each to pursue innovative EV development and opportunities.”
Nvidia says the partnership with Foxconn will allow Nvidia to scale its efforts further and meet growing industry demand as more and more transportation industry leaders choose Drive Orin for smart vehicles. . In addition, by building electric vehicles on Drive Hyperion-qualified sensors, Foxconn will accelerate strategies in terms of time to market and production costs.
“Our partnership with Foxconn will provide OEMs developing smart driving solutions with a world-class supplier that can scale for mass production of the Nvidia Drive platform. Orin,” Rishi Dhall, Nvidia’s vice president of automotive, said in a statement. “Foxconn’s decision to also use Drive Hyperion sensors for its electric vehicles will help speed up the production process without compromising safety, reliability or quality.”
The system on an automotive-grade Nvidia Drive Orin chip achieves up to 254 trillion operations per second and is designed to handle large numbers of applications and deep neural networks running concurrently in autonomous vehicles.
Nvidia Drive Hyperion is a reference architecture and modular development platform for self-driving vehicle design. Combined, they serve as the vehicle’s brain and central nervous system, processing vast amounts of sensor data in real time so that self-driving vehicles can perceive, plan, and act. move safely.
“Foxconn has chosen Nvidia Drive Hyperion as the sensor architecture for its highly autonomous electric vehicles,” said Shapiro. “By building their electric vehicles on Drive Hyperion qualified sensors, Foxconn will accelerate time to market and reduce costs without compromising safety, reliability or quality. quantity. Foxconn will also be a tier one manufacturer producing electronic controls based on Nvidia Drive Orin, available for the global automotive market.”
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