Volkswagen Invests $2.6 Billion in Self-Driving Startup, Argo AI

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Volkswagen Invests $2.6 Billion in Self-Driving Startup, Argo AI
Volkswagen has been attempting to enter the profitable self-driving autos marketplace for fairly a while now. We have seen the corporate partnering with Nvidia to make use of the Drive IX platform for its autos. Now, the automakers need to develop their autos by investing $2.6 billion in Argo AI, a startup that builds high-end self-driving tech for autonomous autos.

The Pittsburg-based startup, Argo AI, got here into being again in 2016 aiming to construct self-driving know-how that may profit everybody and make shifting round cities simpler than ever. It focuses on self-driving know-how that may make autonomous autos protected in addition to enhance its capabilities by many folds.

Until now, the self-driving start-up had one buyer that pledged to make use of its tech and that was Ford. Recently, through an infinite funding of $2.6 billion, Volkswagen joined Ford making Argo AI a world firm. With this funding, Volkswagen will mix its self-driving subsidiary, Autonomous Intelligent Driving with Argo AI, giving the start-up an enormous enhance in growth.

As Volkswagen goals to combine its personal subsidiary into Argo AI, this can drastically increase the workforce of the startup to greater than a thousand staff. Although Argo AI already has places of work in locations like Detroit, New Jersey, Palo Alto, and Cranbury, this integration strikes the startup to European cities as effectively.

Now, though Volkswagen is becoming a member of Ford with this funding in Argo AI, the 2 automakers won’t work collectively within the improvement of the self-driving car service. According to Ford CEO, John Lawler, the US-based automakers “will remain independent and fiercely competitive in building its own self-driving service.”

Also, as Volkswagen is now part of the board of Argo AI, the German automakers will get two seats beside Ford’s two seats and Argo AI’s three seats in future board conferences.

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