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NIO EVE Autonomous vehicle

The NIO EVE Autonomous vehicle, unveiled by the Global Startup, NEXTEV as its vision of the future, available in 2020. The NIO Eve is designed to be a living space that adapts to your moods and needs, explore your surroundings and connect with your world. The NIO EVE’s autonomy will consist of Level 4 Autonomation, which includes a steering wheel allowing the driver the option of enjoyment of driving a vehicle. The heart and brains of the vehicle are the artificial intelligence by Nomi, the driver companion. NIO USA partnered with Mobileye, the Israeli hardware system developer for autonomous vehicles, NVIDIA, who will provide the chip behind the AI and NXP Semiconductors for the networking.

THE NIO EVE SELF-DRIVING CAR IN THE NEWS

2017 Week 11 - World premiere of NIO EVE

Detractors of EV startups might claim press releases for intentional models potentially available two to three years down the line, such as the FF91, Lucid Air and lately the NIO Eve, means nothing until they are brought to production. But hell man, isn’t it just inspirational to see these companies trying to push the envelope of imagination, technology, risk financing and the stale products beautified by big auto’s marketing departments? It makes the heart swell and brings tears to your eyes (at least mine). This week at its world premiere event at the SXSW event in Austin Texas, Next EV unveiled its vision for its Level 4 Automated NIO EVE for the USA market in 2020. The brain and heart behind the NIO EVE are Nomi, the driver companion through autonomy and artificial intelligence. NIO USA partnered with Mobileye, NVIDIA, and NXP to bring its vision to life.

Along with the release of the NIO EVE, U.S. CEO Padmasree Warrior showed a video of the NIO EP9 completing the first historical feat of racing around the America‘s Track in Austin Texas without a driver, reaching a top speed of 160mph. The vehicle also broke a lap record with a driver.

The release was not without its controversy as competitor; Faraday Future claims the design stole from its own FF91 released at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas earlier the year.

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