NVIDIA’s Parker to go under the hood of autonomous cars

NVIDIA took the cloak off Parker, their newest mobile processor that will power the next generation of autonomous vehicles. Speaking at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California, NVIDIA revealed the architecture and underlying technology of this highly advanced processor, which is ideally suited for automotive applications like self-driving cars and digital cockpits. Parker was mentioned at CES earlier this year, and was introduced with the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 platform which uses two Parker processors and two Pascal architecture-based GPUs to power deep learning applications. More than 80 car-makers, tier one supplier and university research centres around the world are now using the DRIVE PX 2 system to develop autonomous vehicles. This includes Volvo, which plans to road test DRIVE PX 2 systems in XC90 SUVs next year. Parker…


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