Nvidia Puts the Focus on Self-Driving Cars at GTC

Company officials unveiled a new development board, talked about their upcoming software platform and announced a race featuring driverless cars. Nvidia officials spent much of last week’s developer conference talking about the promising future of self-driving cars and showing off the technology the GPU vendor is developing to accelerate innovation in the space.At the company’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, Calif., CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and other executives unveiled such new offerings as the Drive PX 2 development board—powered by two next-generation Tegra chips and two new Pascal GPUs, and offering up to eight teraflops of performance—and new information on technologies like the company’s DriveWorks platform, which was first announced in January at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Huang said the software platform will ship this spring.There also…


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