Episode 88 - Luxury-as-a-Service: The Future of Autonomy with NVIDIA

With their invention of the graphics processing unit, they transformed the video game market, championed the advent of parallel computing and along the way became known worldwide as a leader in artificial intelligence.  

Now, as software capabilities and in-car concierge experiences are fast becoming primary considerations in car buying decisions, global AI powerhouse NVIDIA is accelerating the digital approach to vehicular luxury—and they’re attracting the attention of the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Audi, who are no strangers to high-performance mobility.

In this episode of SAE Tomorrow Today, Grayson Brulte sits down with Ali Kani, vice president and general manager of NVIDIA Automotive, to discuss the work NVIDIA is doing to deliver the twin pillars of safety and security, how simulation and real-world testing together are needed to realize the promise of self-driving cars, and how fewer in-car computers (not more) can lead to greater confidence in autonomous responsiveness.

Meet Our Guest


Vice President and General Manager of Automotive, NVIDIA

Ali Kani is vice president and general manager of Automotive at NVIDIA. In this role, he oversees the product engineering and marketing of the company’s NVIDIA DRIVE end-to-end platform for autonomous vehicle development and production. The NVIDIA automotive group is engaged with hundreds of car and truck makers, robotaxi companies, tier 1 suppliers, HD mapping companies, sensor manufacturers and startup companies that are all building on NVIDIA DRIVE and its high-performance AI capabilities.

Our Host


Innovation Strategist & Co-Founder, Brulte & Company

Grayson Brulte is an autonomous mobility advisor and consultant who provides strategic counsel and political insights to help clients navigate what’s next.

As an SAE strategic partner since 2017, Grayson brings his in-depth industry knowledge to host SAE Tomorrow Today. His unique perspective factors in economics, politics and technology into one-of-kind weekly conversations with innovators changing mobility and its impact on society.

Grayson is a thought-leader who regularly provides insights to publications including Bloomberg, Reuters, The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter and Forbes. His written opinions and insights have been featured by organizations including the Consumer Technology Association in presentations to the Federal Trade Commission.

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