1Automotive Technology a Focus at Nvidia’s GTC Event
by Jeffrey Burt
2Introducing 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)
3Drive 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.
4Putting 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.
5A Car With a View
Shown here are the video data streams that are captured by the 12 cameras connected to the Drive PX board.
6Drive 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.
7Tesla’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)
8Audi 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.
9Putting Nvidia’s Drive CX to Use
This Renovo Coupe uses the Drive CX platform for its infotainment and digital display.
10A Dashing Digital Display
Here’s a view of the dashboard and infotainment console in the Renovo Coupe.
11Nvidia 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.
12Lamborghini Takes the Floor
This Lamborghini Aventador also is powered by Nvidia’s GPU technology.
13BMW Hooked Up With Nvidia
This i8 from BMW—which is another car maker researching autonomous vehicles—takes advantage of Nvidia’s technology as well.
14Nvidia 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.