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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.
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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.

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