Nvidia unveils the supercomputer for your smart car at CES
Nvidia has had a hand in automotive technologies for a few years now, but during its CES 2016 press conference it managed to wow crowds by unveiling an updated version of its smart car intelligence platform.
Known as Drive PX, Nvidia’s supercomputer for cars is powered by liquid-cooled Tegra X1 processors with two GPUs, which Nvidia claim to be as powerful as 150 MacBook Pros.
Nvidia’s aim is to deliver a platform capable of a measure of artificial intelligence and situational awareness around the car, letting it navigate itself around hazards. “Drivers deal with an infinitely complex world,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO of Nvidia. “Modern artificial intelligence and GPU breakthroughs enable us to finally tackle the daunting challenges of self-driving cars.”
The Drive PX 2 platform supports Nvidia DriveWorks, a suite of software tools, libraries and modules for developing and testing autonomous vehicles.
The first car maker to deploy Drive PX 2 will be Volvo, which will begin testing a fleet of 100 Volvo XC90’s fitted with the system around Gothenberg in what’s planned to be the world’s first public test of autonomous vehicles.