Nvidia Details Powerful New Processor for Self-Driving Cars

The new Tegra “Parker” processor is pegged as the power behind the company’s Drive PX 2 platform for autonomous vehicles that was introduced at CES in January. Nvidia is driving forward its ambitions in the fast-growing autonomous vehicle space with a powerful new mobile processor that pairs its latest Denver 2.0 CPU and Pascal-based GPUs to power deep-learning applications that will make cars smart enough to recognize and respond to obstacles such as bikers and pedestrians.Nvidia engineers unveiled the details of the Tegra “Parker” processor this week at the Hot Chips 2016 show, noting the chip is aimed at automotive uses such as self-driving cars and digital cockpits in vehicles. Given the power and capabilities in the chip, it also could drive applications in other areas such as gaming and…


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