NVIDIA Puts Pedal to the Metal in New Jersey, Opens Auto Tech Office in Storied Bell Labs Site

by Danny Shapiro

As our autonomous-driving business continues to rev up, we’re making room for a larger crew.

This week, NVIDIA is opening a new office in New Jersey, where we’ll focus on developing software for self-driving cars on our artificial intelligence DRIVE PX platform. AI and deep learning are playing a critical role in advances in driver assistance and ultimately autonomous vehicles.

It's called the "Garden State" for a reason: the view from our New Jersey office.
It’s called the “Garden State” for a reason: the view from our New Jersey office.

The new NVIDIA space, coincidentally, is in the former Bell Labs building, in Holmdel, New Jersey, where deep learning pioneer Yann LeCun invented convolutional networks back in the late 1980s. These networks are instrumental to deep learning in general, and to the work of our team in particular.”

NVIDIA DRIVE PX combines deep learning, sensor fusion and surround vision to enable autonomous driving. The platform is being used by over 70 automakers, tier 1 suppliers, research institutions and startup companies that are all working to solve the challenges of self-driving.

The new space provides access to a private test track, offers plenty of room to grow, plus the ability to test cars in difficult weather conditions, such as heavy rain, fog and snow.