CarFit, a developer of vibration-based predictive-maintenance software for connected cars, announced that it has joined the Nvidia Inception program.
The Nvidia program aims to “nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI [artificial intelligence] and data sciences.”
Portland, Ore.-based CarFit said it will use Nvidia’s Drive AI technology to offer a soft NVH (noise vibration harshness) analysis module for autonomous vehicles. CarFit leverages Nvidia onboard compute to run machine learning for real-time issue detection on tires, wheels, shocks and brakes, according to the company.
CarFit’s core technology uses machine learning to leverage NVH – the science of vibrations and noises in vehicles – to identify wear and potential failures of the wearing parts of a vehicle’s driving gears, according to the company.
“The collaboration with Nvidia gives us access to the technical knowledge and hardware that is necessary for accelerating our development of cutting-edge products based on NVH processing with high computing needs,” said Henri-Nicolas Olivier, CEO of CarFit. “Autonomous cars will need ‘autonomous maintenance’ or predictive diagnostics to guarantee its users defined service-level agreements in safety and comfort.”