Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday January 05, 2016

NVIDIA Accelerates Race to Autonomous Driving at CES

NVIDIA today shifted its autonomous-driving leadership into high gear. At a press event kicking off CES 2016, we unveiled artificial-intelligence technology that will let cars sense the world around them and pilot a safe route forward. Dressed in his trademark black leather jacket, speaking to a crowd of some 400 automakers, media and analysts, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed DRIVE PX 2, an automotive supercomputing platform that processes 24 trillion deep learning operations a second. That’s 10 times the performance of the first-generation DRIVE PX, now being used by more than 50 companies in the automotive world.

The new DRIVE PX 2 delivers 8 teraflops of processing power. It has the processing power of 150 MacBook Pros. And it’s the size of a lunchbox in contrast to earlier autonomous-driving technology being used today, which takes up the entire trunk of a mid-sized sedan. "Self-driving cars will revolutionize society," Huang said at the beginning of his talk. "And NVIDIA’s vision is to enable them."

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