Automotive Technology a Focus at Nvidia's GTC Event

1 - Automotive Technology a Focus at Nvidia's GTC Event
2 - Introducing Nvidia's Drive PX
3 - Drive PX Uses Nvidia's GPU Technology
4 - Putting the Drive PX to Work
5 - A Car With a View
6 - Drive PX Joins Nvidia's Drive CX
7 - Tesla's Musk Looks Into a Driverless Future
8 - Audi and Self-Driving Cars
9 - Putting Nvidia's Drive CX to Use
10 - A Dashing Digital Display
11 - Nvidia GPU Technology and Tesla
12 - Lamborghini Takes the Floor
13 - BMW Hooked Up With Nvidia
14 - Nvidia and the 3D Printed Car
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Automotive Technology a Focus at Nvidia's GTC Event

by Jeffrey Burt

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Introducing Nvidia's Drive PX

Nvidia's Huang holds up a Drive PX development board during his keynote address at GTC. The technology will augment current advanced driver assistant systems (ADAS), which among other things can autonomously apply brakes to avoid a collision. (Photo courtesy of Nvidia)

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Drive PX Uses Nvidia's GPU Technology

The development board, aimed at automakers and researchers working on self-driving cars, is armed with two Tegra X1 GPUs that can offer up to 2.3 teraflops of compute power. It will be available in May for $10,000.

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Putting the Drive PX to Work

On the exhibit floor, Nvidia officials hooked up the Drive PX to a demo vehicle. Among the features is the ability to hook up to 12 cameras into the board, which can be seen in the lower left part of the board.

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A Car With a View

Shown here are the video data streams that are captured by the 12 cameras connected to the Drive PX board.

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Drive PX Joins Nvidia's Drive CX

The Drive CX platform, already part of Nvidia's Automotive business unit, helps drive such capabilities in cars as 3D navigation, infotainment, digital instrument clusters and natural speech processing.

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Tesla's Musk Looks Into a Driverless Future

Elon Musk, right, talks with Huang about his expectations for autonomous cars. Among them are that it will be illegal for humans to drive cars because it will be deemed to unsafe and that most issues around self-driving cars have been solved. It's now just a matter of the technology catching up. (Photo courtesy of Nvidia)

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Audi and Self-Driving Cars

Audi is one of a growing number of automakers that are taking part in the race for autonomous cars. Like others on display at GTC, this Audi uses Nvidia GPU technology for its in-console display.

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Putting Nvidia's Drive CX to Use

This Renovo Coupe uses the Drive CX platform for its infotainment and digital display.

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A Dashing Digital Display

Here's a view of the dashboard and infotainment console in the Renovo Coupe.

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Nvidia GPU Technology and Tesla

The Tesla Model S P85D, one of the company's electric cars, also uses Nvidia technology in the dashboards and was put on display at GTC.

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Lamborghini Takes the Floor

This Lamborghini Aventador also is powered by Nvidia's GPU technology.

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BMW Hooked Up With Nvidia

This i8 from BMW—which is another car maker researching autonomous vehicles—takes advantage of Nvidia's technology as well.

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Nvidia and the 3D Printed Car

Also on the exhibit floor was the Strati from Local Motors, an electric-powered 3D printed car. Like its more contemporary counterparts, the Strati also uses Nvidia technology.

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