Nvidia Introduces the Xavier SoC for Self-Driving Cars

Company officials call Xavier, which will sample in late 2017 and feature the new Volta GPU architecture, an AI supercomputer for autonomous vehicles. Nvidia officials, who earlier this year unveiled the Drive PX 2 platform for self-driving cars, are opening up about the company’s next-generation autonomous vehicle technology that will include a new GPU architecture and computer vision accelerator.Unveiled this week at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Europe, the Xavier system-on-a-chip (SoC) will be a supercomputer with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that company officials said will act as the brain for autonomous vehicles. In introducing Xavier, Nvidia founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang called it “the greatest SoC endeavor I have ever known, and we have been building chips for a very long time.”Xavier, which will begin sampling with automakers,…


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