Nvidia obtains hi-def mapping start-up DeepMap to strengthen AV innovation


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Chipmaker Nvidia is getting DeepMap, the high-definition mapping start-up revealed. The business stated its mapping IP will assist Nvidia’s self-governing automobile innovation sector, Nvidia Drive.

“The acquisition is a recommendation of DeepMap’s distinct vision, innovation and individuals,” stated Ali Kani, vice president and basic supervisor of Automotive at Nvidia, in a declaration. “DeepMap is anticipated to extend our mapping items, assist us scale around the world map operations and broaden our complete self-driving proficiency.”

Among the most significant obstacles to accomplishing complete autonomy in a guest car is accomplishing correct localization and upgraded mapping info that shows existing roadway conditions. By incorporating DeepMap’s tech, Nvidia’s self-governing stack need to have higher accuracy, offering the car improved capabilities to find itself on the roadway.

“Joining forces with Nvidia will permit our innovation to scale faster and benefit more individuals faster. We anticipate continuing our journey as part of the Nvidia group,” stated James Wu, co-founder and CEO of DeepMap, in a declaration.

DeepMap– established by previous workers of Google, Apple and Baidu James Wu and Mark Wheeler– can utilize Nvidia Drive’s software-defined platform to scale its maps throughout AV fleets rapidly and without utilizing excessive information storage by means of over-the-air updates. Nvidia will likewise invest into brand-new abilities for DeepMap as part of the collaboration.

Nvidia is anticipated to settle the acquisition in Q3 2021.



autonomous vehicles, deepmap, M&A, nvidia, Transportation

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