Palm-sized artificial intelligence computer for self-driving cars

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Nvidia has unveiled a palm-sized, energy-efficient artificial intelligence (AI) computer that auto makers can use to power automated and autonomous vehicles for driving and mapping.

The new single-processor configuration of the Nvidia Drive PX 2 AI computing platform for AutoCruise functions – which includes highway automated driving and HD mapping – consumes just 10W of power and enables vehicles to use deep neural networks to process data from multiple cameras and sensors.

It will be deployed by China’s Baidu as the in-vehicle car computer for its self-driving cloud-to-car system. Drive PX 2 enables auto makers and their Tier 1 suppliers to accelerate production of automated and autonomous vehicles.

A car using the small form-factor Drive PX 2 for AutoCruise can understand in real time what is happening around it, precisely locate itself on an HD map, and plan a safe path forward.

More than 80 auto makers, Tier 1 suppliers, startups and research institutions developing autonomous vehicle solutions are using Drive PX.

September 22, 2016

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