Carmakers tap Nvidia’s supercomputer to make leap toward self-driving cars

Danny Shapiro: “Through experience, we can get the [self-driving] system trained to understand its environment and what to do.” A part of automakers’ transition into becoming mobility providers is creating vehicles that can drive themselves. A key partner in this quest is Nvidia, the Silicon Valley-based maker of chips powering graphics cards that play a key role in Audi’s virtual cockpit. Nvidia has introduced a supercomputer that utilizes so-called “deep learning” to enable self-driving capabilities. Drive PX 2, which has the computing power of 150 MacBook Pro notebooks, helps vehicles recognize objects around them and decide what actions to take. Volvo will use Drive PX 2 in an autonomous-car pilot program that starts next year in Gothenburg, Sweden. More than 70 companies are working with Nvidia’s lunchbox-sized supercomputer. Nvidia Director…


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