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NVIDIA Launches DRIVE Automotive Computers

The technology can provide auto-pilot capabilities and a complete real time view of the vehicle.

NVIDIA has launched automotive computers that offer computer vision, deep learning and advanced cockpit visualization. Titled NVIDIA Drive, the company introduced the technology at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The company, according to a press release, will offer two car computers: DRIVE PX for developing auto-pilot capabilities and the DRIVE CX for digital cockpit systems.

The DRIVE PX platform is equipped with the NVIDIA Tegra X1 mobile super chip, which is created with Maxwell GPU (graphics processing unit) architecture and delivers over 1 Teraflop of processing powers. Its vision capabilities can leverage Auto-Valet, enabling the car to self park without human intervention.

DRIVE CX is a complete solution for hardware and software that offers advanced graphics and computer vision for navigation, infotainment, digital instrument clusters and driver monitoring. It also has Surround-Vision, which provides a 360º view of the car in real time, eliminating blind spots.

“Mobile supercomputing will be central to tomorrow’s car,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO and co-founder, NVIDIA. “With vast arrays of cameras and displays, cars of the future will see and increasingly understand their surroundings. Whether finding their way back to you from a parking spot or using situational awareness to keep out of harm’s way, future cars will do many amazing, seemingly intelligent things. Advances in computer vision, deep learning and graphics have finally put this dream within reach. NVIDIA DRIVE will accelerate the intelligent car revolution by putting the visual computing capabilities of supercomputers at the service of each driver.”

For more information, visit NVIDIA.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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