Nvidia CEO Believes Self-Driving Cars Will Be Here Within Four Years
Self-driving cars are looking like the next big trend in technology. Both tech companies and traditonal automakers are competing to see who can deliver the best self-driving cars. It’s unclear as to when self-driving cars will move from the testing stage into mass production, but Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang believes it will happen within the next four years.
“It will take no more than 4 years to have fully autonomous cars on the road. How long it takes for the vast majority of cars on the road to become that, it really just depends,” Huang said.
While four years is likely when we’ll first see self-driving cars on the road, widespread adoption will take longer than that. As is usually the case with new tech, it’s likely that the first batch of self-driving cars will be too expensive to be affordable by the average consumer. As technology improves and the cars become easier to produce and costs go down, we’ll likely see more and more people adopt them.
Aside from the price issue, manufacturers also need to ensure consumers that the cars are safe. Several companies have already begun testing their cars on city streets and the few accidents that have occurred d have been ruled human error.Still, it will likely take several years for the general public to feel confident enough in the technology to trust self-driving cars enough to put their lives in the hands of a computer.
Nvidia made its name in the video game industry by producing GPUs, but, in recent years, the company has begun to branch out into other areas such as artificial intelligence. It is AI that Huang believes will make self-driving cars a reality. The company has seen plenty of success in this field even partnering with Elon Musk’s Tesla to provide the chips that guide the company’s line of self-driving cars.
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