Nvidia made its name with graphics cards for PCs – but in the last few years the company has become an important partner for the automotive industry. Porsche Engineering finds out the key to Nvidia’s success, why it is a leader in the AI field and its vision for the future.
Software competence is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’ for OEMs: it is a key differentiator in a continuously evolving and highly competitive market. With no choice for the automotive industry but to digitally reinvent itself, Chief Data Architect Helge Silberhorn explains what this means at Porsche.
Porsche Engineering’s long-established Nardò Technical Centre tests the mobility of tomorrow but as well as addressing automotive megatrends, it’s continually developing itself – with the latest infrastructure, expanded capabilities and a growing team of specialists.
Porsche Digital, the subsidiary of the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer, is expanding its product portfolio. The digital assistant ‘Sounce’ will have an improved ability to detect background noise – for example, during vehicle component tests. Among other things, the aim is to improve the development and production of components in the automotive industry.
Data is a valuable resource, which needs to be handled systematically. Sridhar Mamella works as a Platform Manager for Data Streaming Platforms at Porsche. He explains, why it’s so important to streamline data and how their tool Streamzilla helps Porsche’s engineering product teams to work more efficiently.
Only when batteries are at the optimum temperature, they can charge at maximum power. The forward-looking thermal management from Porsche Engineering predicts the course of the trip and thereby ensures that the energy storage devices are in the best possible temperature range at the charging station.
More than 30,000 people work for Porsche, all from different backgrounds and each with a different job to do. No matter what the role – engineer, HR specialist, programmer – each member of the team has the same goal: to continue the path that company founder Ferry Porsche took decades ago, with passion and pioneering spirit. Here, the men and women of Porsche give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their work, from their own unique perspective, as well as the lowdown on current developments.