Published: January 5, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV
NVIDIA chooses CES 2016, like it did last year, to announce DRIVE PX a powerful computing engine for cars. DRIVE PX 2 allows the automotive industry to use artificial intelligence to tackle the complexities inherent in autonomous driving. Volvo Cars will use the DRIVE PX to power a fleet of 100 Volvo XC90 SUVs starting to hit the road next year in the Swedish carmaker’s Drive Me autonomous-car pilot program.
DRIVE PX can fuse data from 12 cameras, as well as lidar, radar, and ultrasonic sensors. This allows algorithms to accurately understand the full 360 degree environment around the car to produce a robust representation, including static and dynamic objects. Use of Deep Neural Networks (DNN) for the detection and classification of objects dramatically increases the accuracy of the resulting fused sensor data.
DRIVE PX 2 provides unprecedented amounts of processing power for deep learning, equivalent to that of 150 MacBook Pros.
DRIVE PX 2’s deep learning capabilities enable it to quickly learn how to address the challenges of everyday driving, such as unexpected road debris, erratic drivers and construction zones. Deep learning also addresses numerous problem areas where traditional computer vision techniques are insufficient — such as poor weather conditions like rain, snow and fog, and difficult lighting conditions like sunrise, sunset and extreme darkness.