NVIDIA Unveils Drive PX2, Computing Platform for Driverless Cars

NVIDIA Unveils Drive PX2, Computing Platform for Driverless Cars
NVIDIA yesterday launched NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 a “supercomputing“ platform that provides unprecedented amounts of processing to be used by driverless cars, equivalent to that of 150 MacBook Pros.

"Drivers deal with an infinitely complex world," said Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO of NVIDIA. "Modern artificial intelligence and GPU breakthroughs enable us to finally tackle the daunting challenges of self-driving cars.

NVIDIA's GPU is central to advances in deep learning and supercomputing. We are leveraging these to create the brain of future autonomous vehicles that will be continuously alert, and eventually achieve superhuman levels of situational awareness. Autonomous cars will bring increased safety, new convenient mobility services and even beautiful urban designs -- providing a powerful force for a better future."

24 trillion deep learning operations per second
The system is made of two next-generation Tegra processors plus two next-generation discrete GPUs, based on the Pascal architecture. It can interface with up to 12 cameras, radar, lidar, and ultrasonic sensors.

The systems delivers up to 24 trillion deep learning operations per second, which are specialized instructions that accelerate the math used in deep learning network inference. “That’s over 10 times more computational horsepower than the previous-generation product,“ NVIDIA said.

Since NVIDIA delivered the first-generation DRIVE PX last summer, more than 50 automakers, tier 1 suppliers, developers and research institutions have adopted NVIDIA's AI platform for autonomous driving development. Thes includes companies such as Audi, BMW, Daimler and Ford.

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

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