While Nvidia is commonly associated with the gaming industry, the company’s graphics processing tech is innovating the automotive industry as well. The revolutionary MBUX infotainment system in the new Mercedes S-Class is powered by Nvidia GPUs, and the Nvidia Platform is used within Hyundai’s AI-based infotainment system.
In a bid to revolutionize virtual factory planning, BMW is partnering with Nvidia for its Omniverse platform, in a similar fashion as virtual reality has been used for car design. The concept is already prevalent in the auto industry, but Nvidia’s Omniverse platform “allows real-time collaboration with unrestricted compatibility.”
Unlike the conventional digital planning platforms that require data to be imported from various applications, Nvidia’s Omniverse platform allows live data to be collected from all the relevant databases to create a joint simulation. This technology eliminates the need to re-import data when adjustments need to be made, thereby streamlining the process and preventing software compatibility issues.
Through the platform’s photorealistic graphics, the accuracy for visualizing these virtual factories has gone a notch up. Moreover, it enables the employees at different sites working in different time zones to access the virtual simulation and collaborate to make changes to a process or production system.
“Together, we’re about to make a huge leap forward and open up completely new perspectives in the field of virtual, digital planning,” stated Milan Nedeljkovic, BMW AG Board Member for Production. “In the future, a virtual representation of our production network will allow us to realize an innovative, integrated approach to our planning processes. Omniverse greatly enhances the precision, speed, and consequently the efficiency of our planning processes.”
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