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News: Autonomous Trucks - NuPort Selects NVIDIA DRIVE Platform

Dear Larry,

Autonomous truck tech solution provider NuPort Robotics
<>  today announces that it has selected the
NVIDIA DRIVE platform to power its middle-mile semi-truck transportation
solutions. See release below:

NuPort Robotics Selects NVIDIA DRIVE Platform for Autonomous Trucks

NuPort will use NVIDIA AI compute platform for middle-mile autonomous
semi-truck operation

June 8, 2021 - Toronto - NuPort Robotics Inc., a leading Canada-based
autonomous trucking company, today announced that it has selected the
NVIDIA DRIVE platform to power its middle-mile semi-truck transportation
solutions, which will be capable of safely operating in all weather

NuPort is defining next generation transportation solutions for the
Canadian trucking industry. Using state of the art technology and a
unique approach, NuPort is poised to change the middle-mile logistics.

NuPort will leverage the centralized compute capabilities of the NVIDIA
DRIVE platform—which is scalable to Level 4 autonomy—for processing a
wide array of deep neural networks (DNNs) necessary for autonomous
trucks to operate safely under various weather conditions. The company
plans to develop upcoming generations of its autonomous trucking
platform on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin, which is capable of more than 250
trillion operations per second (TOPS). NuPort is also leveraging NVIDIA
DRIVE OS and DriveWorks software for open and easily scalable autonomous

"The NVIDIA DRIVE platform allows us to have a reliable and consolidated
AI computing system in the vehicle, which significantly reduces our
technology development timelines and allows us to bring our solution to
the market faster," said Raghavender Sahdev, CEO of NuPort Robotics.

"Autonomous trucks need to safely operate in all kinds of environments –
including Canada's sometimes harsh and dangerous weather conditions,"
said Rishi Dhall, Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles, NVIDIA.
"Selecting the NVIDIA DRIVE platform gives NuPort the scalable
computational horsepower to design and test sophisticated AI essential
for safe autonomous trucks."

NVIDIA DRIVE provides support for different sensors, including lidars,
radars, cameras, and GPS, all on a centralized computing platform. This
is the foundation on which NuPort builds its AI algorithms. The
DriveWorks SDK provides access to different built-in APIs for sensor
integration. This enables NuPort to run their AI algorithms in real-time
on a single in-vehicle computer.

Earlier this year, NuPort, together with Canadian Tire, a leading
Canadian retailer, announced the launch of Canada's first heavy-duty
trucking technology pilot designed to enhance industry safety, improve
supply chain sustainability, and improve the overall fleet efficiency.
This project is also supported by a $1 Million contribution from the
Ontario Government through the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network
(AVIN). The pilot leverages the NVIDIA DRIVE platform as the in-vehicle
computer controlling the autonomous systems for Level 4 autonomy. 

About NuPort Robotics Inc.

NuPort Robotics Inc., Canada's first autonomous trucking company, was
founded in 2019 by Canada's leading roboticists and artificial
intelligence (AI) professionals. Its mission is to improve
transportation safety, increase efficiency and reduce costs for clients
in retail, logistics, and manufacturing. NuPort's proprietary AI
technology allows existing trucks to drive autonomously for short
distances and is suited for high frequency, repetitive short-haul
shuttle runs between distribution centres, warehouses, and terminals.
NuPort has established extensive partnerships with industry-leading
sensor suppliers, OEMs, technology providers, research and academic
institutions, which gives it an edge in the industry. For more
information, visit <> . 

Media Contacts:

NuPort Robotics Inc.

Erica Zeidenberg <>  

+1 (925) 518-8159


Erica Zeidenberg <> 
office: 925-631-0553
mobile: 925-518-8159
@ericaz <> 

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