Chinese Autonomous Startup TuSimple Chosen for NVIDIA Inception Program

TuSimple, which focuses on autonomous truck driving technology, was one of many AI start-ups selected to take part in the NVIDIA Inception Program.

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The 2017 GPU Technology Conference (GTC) hosted by NVIDIA was held on May 8-11 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA. TuSimple, the partner of GTC and a representative of autonomous driving technology companies, was invited to the conference and was mentioned multiple times by NVIDIA's CEO Jensen Huang and Managing Director of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Matt Wood in a keynote speech with over 5,000 participants.

Huang mentioned in his keynote speech that NVIDIA had initiated the NVIDIA Inception Program, and it was making contact with 1,300 start-up AI companies in each vertical field, aiming to give the program's participants an opportunity to make breakthroughs in deep learning and data science with the advantage of NVIDIA technology. While accelerating the process of development of artificial intelligence for startups, it also enriches NVIDIA's AI network.

Huang selected dozens of enterprises as representatives the NVIDIA Inception Program. TuSimple, as a start-up company focusing on autonomous truck driving technology, was on the list.

During Huang's keynote, he interviewed AWS's Wood on stage. During their interview, Wood mentioned TuSimple, the only driverless technology representative that uses AWS's products. Wood was appreciative of the partnership with TuSimple, the representative of cutting-edge technologies.

Mentioned by the two giants of the industry, TuSimple's booth at GTC2017 caused a sensation. At GTC, TuSimple showed its self-driving truck solution on computer vision and millimeter-wave radar technologies, and played test videos filmed at its California division, which received great feedback from the audience.

Last year, TuSimple broke 10 records in KITTI and Cityscapes, the most influential algorithm datasets in autonomous driving.

TuSimple is going to test Level 2 autonomous trucks this June in Arizona, and a port city of Hebei province in China respectively. In September, TuSimple's Level 4 self-driving trucks will be tested on China's expressway, and by late December, commercial transportation tests will be performed for the first time.

At this GTC, computer vision expert, TuSimple's CTO Hou Xiaodi, was invited to host a session. Hou, during his session, released TuSimple's self-driving testing data. In addition, Hou Xiaodi accepted the GTC organizing committee's exclusive interview on the matter of TuSimple's becoming a member enterprise of the NVIDIA Inception Program.