HD Maps Will Show Self-Driving Cars the Way

Drivers have always needed maps, and self-driving cars are no exception. In fact, highly accurate maps are crucial to making autonomous vehicles a reality. Enter NVIDIA’s end-to-end mapping platform for self-driving cars announced today by NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at the GPU Technology Conference. This system is designed to help automakers, map companies and startups rapidly create HD maps and keep them updated, using the compute power of NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 in the car and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs in the data center. “We have to map the world before cars can safely drive themselves around,” Huang said. “Using four cameras, our platform is able to detect up to 1.8 million points per second, not only in 3D space but in color, giving autonomous vehicles a complete view of their surroundings.”  Mapping the…


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