Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Drive
NVIDIA Corp. has been making interactive graphics processors for years. Now it’s working with more than 80 carmakers and suppliers to bring fully autonomous vehicles to market.
Danny Shapiro, senior director, Automotive, says the NVIDA Drive PX 2 system is a supercomputer for self-driving cars that collects and processes continuous streams of data from an autonomous vehicle’s sensors to detect its surroundings. The system can process 24 trillion operations per second. The result is what Shapiro describes as superhuman levels of perception.
The system also uses artificial intelligence to quickly “learn” safe driving techniques from simulations, millions of miles of on-the-road videos and input from professional drivers.
Will self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles mark the end of steering wheels?
The auto industry’s transition to self-driving cars will bring a huge change in the way vehicle interiors are designed, says Adient’s Nicholas Petouhoff.
There have been more than 20 reported attacks against Waymo’s self-driving fleet in Chandler, Ariz., since the company began testing the technology on public roads there two years ago.