|Nvidia Plans to Be a Force Behind Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles |
Nvidia's new Drive PX Pegasus AI computing platform is the size of a license plate, but powerful enough to control level 5 autonomous vehicles. And it's part of Nvidia's plan to be part of all levels of autonomous vehicle development, from design up.
By: Chris Wiltz
Electronics & Test
Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Electronics & Test
October 18, 2017
Nvidia wants to be figuratively and literally under the hood of level 5 autonomous vehicles. The graphics chip maker has unveiled a series of new product developments – all targeted at or applicable to autonomous vehicles, and aimed at showcasing its move into the automotive space.
Nvidia is attempting to leapfrog straight into level 5 autonomy with the release of its new Drive PX Pegasus, the latest in its series of Drive PX AI computing platforms. The company calls Pegasus, “The world's first artificial intelligence computer designed to drive fully autonomous robotaxis.”
During a press briefing Jensen Huang, Nvidia founder and CEO said that with Pegasus Nvidia's goal is to enable the development of vehicles that can function without drivers, steering wheels, pedals, or mirrors ... essentially functioning as a mobile office or living room." Driverless cars will enable new ride- and car-sharing services,” Huang said. “New types of cars will be invented, resembling offices, living rooms, or hotel rooms on wheels. Travelers will simply order up the type of vehicle they want based on their destination and activities planned along the way. The future of society will be reshaped.”
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