Karma selects Nvidia computing platforms for autonomous cars

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Karma is to leverage the Nvidia Drive AGX Xavier and Pegasus AI computing platforms in its autonomous vehicles.

“Our collaboration with Nvidia was founded with the view of advancing and building Karma’s in-house capabilities through like-minded innovators,” commented Srini Gowda, Karma’s VP of autonomous driving and ADAS. “Nvidia is the choice for Karma’s hardware platform as we develop and advance our AI and autonomous technologies.”

At the core of the Drive AGX platform is Nvidia’s Xavier system-on-a-chip special processor, which was developed for autonomous driving. It incorporates six different types of processors for running redundant and diverse algorithms for AI, sensor processing, mapping and driving.

Delivering up to 320 TOPS of performance, the Drive AGX platform can run an array of deep neural networks simultaneously and is designed to safely handle highly automated driving.

It is said that the technology tie-up will boost Karma’s IP and technology portfolio, while lending company resources and expertise to other partners – reducing development and production time to bring products to market faster.

“AI is an enabling technology in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Karma’s integration of the Nvidia Drive AGX platform will provide the high-performance and energy-efficient compute necessary for the development and deployment of safe self-driving cars,” said Rishi Dhall, vice president of automotive business development, Nvidia.

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