According to Reuters, Cruise will create its chips for autonomous cars (AVs). These chips will be ready for deployment by 2025; as an alternative to continuing to work with NVIDIA, the corporate plans to lower the cost of its autonomous robotaxis and increase its production capacity.
Reuters was advised by Carl Jenkins, Cruise‘s head for hardware. He said that the corporate had difficulty negotiating with chip producers to lower chip costs because Cruise did not want many chips. Although creating chips is expensive, the corporation hopes to make more money by manufacturing AVs with a more significant number of chips.
Cruise’s head for hardware, Carl Jenkins, advised Reuters that the company has created four chips. The primary chip is a computing chip. It’s the primary brain of Horta, the automobile’s primary intelligence. It developed a chip that could process sensor information. This was called Dune. Then it created a chip that users could use to control the radar of the automobile. The company plans to reveal the ultimate chip at some point in the future.
The cruise will use the chips in the Origin automobile, an autonomous vehicle designed explicitly for taxi rides without pedals or steering wheels. It can run entirely on electricity with no emissions and was designed to function without a human driver. Other autonomous automotive corporations have made similar strikes to try to lower the cost of manufacturing. Waymo, for example, began manufacturing its LiDARs in 2017 to reduce the cost of its AV business drastically. Waymo stated that it could lower the unit’s value from $75,000 for an off-the-shelf LiDAR to $7,500 for its customized team.
Cruise announced earlier this week that the company could expand its operations to Austin and Phoenix. According to Kyle Vogt, co-founder and CEO of Cruise, the company plans to begin operations within 90 days and before the end of the year.