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Graphics Chip Specialist Nvidia Is Working on Driverless Trucks

A worker monitors production at the DAF Trucks NV factory inA worker monitors production at the DAF Trucks NV factory in

U.S. chipmaker Nvidia said on Thursday it was working with truckmaker Paccar Inc to develop autonomous vehicles.

Paccar, which manufactures the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF lines of trucks, has developed a proof-of-concept self-driving truck using Nvidia’s technology, the chipmaker said in a blog post. (http://bit.ly/2m4ChTk)

Nvidia, known for making graphics chips for the high-end gaming computers, has been focusing on self-driving systems and makes the DRIVE PX 2 self-driving system used by Tesla.

The rapidly growing market for self-driving technology has attracted companies ranging from Alphabet Waymo to chipmaker Qualcomm.

Intel (INTC), the world’s largest computer chipmaker, also jumped into the fray when it agreed on Monday to buy Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion.