Silicon Valley-based Nvidia Corp. is introducing a new simulation tool to aid the development and testing of automated driving technologies.
Under a new agreement, Toyota Motor Corp.’s Toyota Research Institute will be the first user of Nvidia’s cloud-based Drive Constellation platform. The system uses artificial intelligence and deep learning, which the partners say will allow them to simulate billions of miles of driving in challenging scenarios.
Constellation is comprised of two servers, enabling so-called hardware-in-the-loop testing. One server generates sensor outputs from virtual car simulations, while the other server processes the data. Users can add their own vehicle model specifications, sensor configurations and traffic scenarios into the testing parameters.
While at the Tokyo Motor Show this week various vehicle manufacturers were showing off all manner of cars and crossovers and transportation devices that typically had to do with something autonomous, connected and/or electrified (ACE, as CAR’s Brett Smith categorizes this burgeoning field), the guys from Chevy were in El Segundo, California, showing off a different take on what can best be described as “toys for boys”—boys who do or don’t have driver’s licenses.
The Buick LaCrosse has been Buick’s top-line car since it was introduced in 2004 as a 2005 model sedan.
Although all OEMs and suppliers do their utmost best to assure nothing but top-notch quality is achieved for their vehicles and systems, sometimes things simply go wrong because, well, that’s just how the Universe is.