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Nvidia Partners With Autotech Startup Cognata on Autonomous Technology

Cognata develops a system capable of simulating various situations a self-driving car may encounter within a specific city

Lilach Baumer 10:0720.03.19
Israel-based autotech startup Cognata Ltd. announced on Tuesday a partnership with American chipmaker Nvidia to boost the latter's testing and validation of autonomous driving technology. Cognata is one of several companies Nvidia has partnered with on the subject.

 

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Cognata, founded in 2016 and based in central Israel, develops a system capable of simulating various situations a self-driving car may encounter within a specific city. The system is meant to reduce the time and resources required for testing the vehicles in real-life situations. The company raised $23.5 million to date.

 

Cognata CEO Dan Atsmon. Photo: PR Cognata CEO Dan Atsmon. Photo: PR

 

 

In June, Cognata announced a partnership with Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH (AID), a Munich-based subsidiary of German automaker Audi AG, to test its autonomous vehicles.

 

The collaboration between Nvidia and Cognata will help "accelerate the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles," Zvi Greenstein, a general manager at Nvidia, said in a statement.

 

Also on Tuesday, Nvidia announced an agreement for technological and business collaborations with Israel-based big data management startup Iguazio Systems Ltd.
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