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Nvidia CEO Sees Smart Cars Getting Much Smarter
“Jen-Hsun Huang says technology for driverless cars evolving ‘way faster than Moore’s Law” –10/25/2016
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Musk Isn't Waiting For 2020s; All Teslas Being Built With Self-Driving Gear Now
“All Tesla Motors Model S sedans, Model X sport utilities and even Model 3 sedans, are getting sensors, cameras, massive computing power and software that will, at some point, allow them to achieve the highest level of autonomous driving.” –10/19/2016
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NVIDIA Doubles Down On Self-Driving Cars With Xavier AI Chip And A Hat Tip To Next Gen Volta GPU
“Also, what may pique the interest of gamers, as well as self-driving car platform engineers, is that Xavier’s GPU engine, a burly 512-core beast, is based on NVIDIA’s next gen Volta GPU architecture.” –9/28/2016
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Nvidia’s new Xavier SoC is an AI supercomputer for cars
“Clearly, Nvidia’s ambitions lie with autonomous driving, and it’s starting to look like its work in that area could eclipse its identity as a graphics hardware provider pretty quickly.” –9/28/2016
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Nvidia releases DRIVE PX 2
“Many automakers have been trying to do that for ages and Nvidia has solved the problem for its partners, and complements its data centre solution for mapping and training.” –9/13/2016
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Nvidia Shows Off New AI Computer For Baidu’s Self-Driving Car
“That solves a problem faced by carmakers incorporating self-driving technology – how to pack the punch of AI, which helps cars make decisions, into a compact computer suitable for production-ready vehicles.” –9/12/2016
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Here's How Baidu Can Benefit From Its Partnership with nVidia In Self-Driving Cars
“Open Platform Can Attract More Automakers - Both Baidu and nVidia are working to make their autonomous driving platform an open platform and let other automakers to use it for their own self-driving vehicles.” –9/12/2016
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Chip-Maker Nvidia Teams Up With Baidu to Develop an Artificially Intelligent, Self-Driving Car
“Chip maker Nvidia Corp. and Chinese internet giant Baidu Inc. said Thursday that they are forming a partnership to develop a self-driving, artificially intelligent car” – 9/1/16
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Nvidia Teams Up With Baidu On 'Cloud-to-Car' Map System For Autonomous Vehicles
“Nvidia Corp., the graphics chip maker seeking big opportunities to use its technology for automated driving, is partnering with Chinese search engine giant Baidu to use artificial intelligence to create a “cloud-to-car” mapping system for self-driving vehicles.” – 9/1/16
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Nvidia and Baidu partner on a ‘top-to-bottom’ platform for self-driving cars
“Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed a new partnership on stage at Baidu’s annual Baidu World conference today. This partnership with Baidu will see Nvidia and the Chinese tech giant work together on building a comprehensive autonomous driving platform.” – 8/31/16
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Carmakers tap Nvidia's supercomputer to make leap toward self-driving cars
"A part of automakers' transition into becoming mobility providers is creating vehicles that can drive themselves. A key partner in this quest is Nvidia."- 6/6/2016
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This self-driving car company is on fire
"One of the hottest tech stocks of the past year and a half is helping to make driverless cars a reality."- 5/23/2016
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In Audi's Virtual Cockpit, Technology Is Your Co-Pilot
"The heart of the virtual cockpit is a powerful computer processor made by Nvidia.Nvidia said that precision and safety were two important goals of the virtual cockpit."- 5/19/2016
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Self-driving Cars Will be Able to Learn From Humans
"After only 72 hours of training with three cameras and two computers, the system used only one camera and one computer to drive autonomously. The car demonstrated that it can learn to follow the road even in rain, snow and after dark."- 5/1/2016
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School's in session — Nvidia's driverless system learns by watching
"How do you train a car to drive itself? Let it watch real drivers. Engineers from graphics processing unit (GPU) company Nvidia designed a system that learned how to drive after watching humans drive for a total of 72 hours."- 4/30/2016
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A high-tech spring is in full bloom: column
"At first, the engineers intervened often as DaveNet swerved off the road, brushed trees and smashed cones. But after a month and 3,000 miles of learning, DaveNet was able to traverse both paved and dirt roads, in traffic, rain or shine."- 4/29/2016
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NVIDIA’s 2016 Conference Shows the Serious Side of the GPU
"Nvidia even showed off its own self-driving car concept, lovingly known as BB8. The demonstration video showed a car that, at first, struggled to even stay on the road. It ran over cones, drove into the dirt, and didn’t stop when it should’ve. With just a few months of training and learning, the car drove perfectly, able to switch between driving surfaces smoothly, and adjust to unusual situations, like roads with no central divider."- 4/7/2016
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The Man Behind Driverless Race Cars
"Now we know that Nvidia's Drive PX 2 supercomputer will be the brains of each race car. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made the announcement on Tuesday during his keynote address at the chip maker's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. One of the companies Kinetik has invested in, the electric truck maker Charge, will provide electrified trucks to service the robo-racers." – 4/6/2016
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Roborace Cars will have NVIDIA Supercomputers for Brains
"Now, computing powerhouse NVIDIA has announced that it will be providing AI supercomputers for the cars, making the whole Roborace series seem less like science fiction and more like just science." – 4/6/2016
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Nvidia focuses Pascal on superhuman AI
"Now with more than 3,000 hours of driving experience, DaveNet is capable of driving in the rain, taking curves at appropriate speed, and transitioning from asphalt to a dirt road with no lane markers."- 4/6/2016
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Self-driving races will be won or lost by software engineers
"The Silicon Valley-based company announced Tuesday its Drive PX 2 supercomputing platform will serve as the brains behind the self-driving cars used in the inaugural RoboRace series that's slated to begin later this year. Nvidia made the announcement at its GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California." – 4/5/2016
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A robot race car means no more tragic deaths on the track
"Car races are definitely fun to watch, but they're certainly not very safe. So Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang announced today that the company is creating a self-driving race car with an Nvidia-based supercomputer."- 4/5/2016
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Meet Robocar, the driverless racing car for the AI-powered Roborace
"Ten teams, each with two cars, will compete in a series of one-hour races over the Formula E championship season, which starts later this year. All teams will have the same driverless cars; what sets them apart will be the artificial intelligence they use to control them."- 3/31/2016
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NVIDIA and the Spark of Innovation
"NVIDIA has reached a major expansion of its efforts for self-driving cars. The NVIDIA Drive PX is the first commercial AI computer for cars. At the heart of this presentation was the program DaveNet, which teaches cars how to drive the way you teach people to drive, by driving."
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Toyota Breaks From Google and Tesla’s Approach to Self-Driving Cars
"Toyota revealed its approach to self-driving cars this week at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference and it's much different than what consumers have seen from Google, Uber or Tesla, opting more for a "Guardian Angel" system which would act as a smart co-pilot for drivers."
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Toyota wants robots to do the driving for us
"The final keynote of the event was by Gill Pratt, CEO of Toyota Research. Toyota Research is not only heavily involved with the future of cars, but has been prolific with regard to robotic research. With the coming wave of autonomous vehicles coming to market this talk couldn't have been more timely."
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"But this is right in Nvidia's wheelhouse: As a leading provider of graphical hardware for gamers and researchers alike, Nvidia has a lot of expertise in building systems that can make sense of video input and make it something understandable by a machine." - 1/4/2016
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"The chip maker, as it did last year, used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce a powerful computing engine for cars." -4/1/2015
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"The technology requires an enormous amount of pattern recognition and neural network computing power. And that means it needs Nvidia's graphics processing units, or GPUs, to handle the load." - 4/1/2016
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"In one impressive demo, Nvidia showed how it was able to detect cars even in very snowy conditions." – 4/1/2015
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"Nvidia took pretty much everyone by surprise when it announced it was getting into self-driving cars; it's just not what you expect from a company that's made its name off selling graphics cards for gamers. At this year's CES, it's taking the focus on autonomous cars even further." – 4/1/2016
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"Modern cars are computers on wheels, and no supplier has positioned itself as well to prosper from this trend as the graphics specialist Nvidia."
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"…a bristly motherboard about the size of an iPad, known as the Drive PX, that will upend the auto industry."
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"At Silicon Valley's Nvidia Corp, for example, video games remain the biggest market, but automotive revenue is the fastest-growing segment."
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"Now we have hundreds of dedicated of engineers for automotive, and leverage the work of many thousands of engineers across the company."
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"Some familiar titans from the mobile world, like Qualcomm and Samsung, are moving into the car industry … The company ahead of the curve, however, is Nvidia, which is primarily known for producing chips behind video games." – 27/10/15
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"Every car company in the world will have to invest in autonomous driving or they will become the Nokia of phones," - 19/10/15
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"With this automotive solution that we've developed, we're bringing supercomputing horsepower into a mobile form factor." – 21/10/15
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"…more recently started selling a computing system, called Drive PX, for self-driving cars and driver-assist applications." – 16/10/15
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"Interestingly, Shapiro said that, like a human, these types of self-driving cars undergo a constant learning process." – 9/10/15
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"As the silicon company isn't shy of pointing out, the X1 packs the same processing power as a 2000 supercomputer…into something the size of a thumbnail" – 4/10/15
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"As such, Drive PX could act as a bridge between in-car system automation and fully-fledged driverless cars." – 27/8/15
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"Now, it makes the computer processors that power Tesla's 17-inch touchscreen dashboard and Audi's experimental self-driving cars, among other products. " – 18/8/15
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"Houston, who received his Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford University, is an expert in "deep neural networks" that help computers identify previously unseen objects." – 3/8/15
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"The automotive industry is currently undergoing a gradual shift to autonomous cars and Nvidia seems to be at the forefront of the technology. The launch of DRIVE PX 2 further accelerates the company's race towards autonomous cars." – 6/1/2016
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"Volvo's decision to use the computer from Nvidia, best known for building high-powered graphics cars for video gaming, shows the staggering amount of processing power that may be necessary to guide self-driving cars as they encounter combinations of obstacles that no other car has ever encountered before." – 5/1/2016
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"Nvidia is quickly making itself the mainstream computer option for artificial intelligence, especially for the cars of the future." – 4/1/2016
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"Compressing the development timeline will hasten the arrival of fully autonomous vehicles, and to speed that along, Nvidia unveiled a new supercomputer Monday night that can handle the rapid real-time processing needs that autonomous cars need to handle all operating conditions." – 6/1/2016
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"Nvidia's new platform shows a lot of promise both in its form factor -- a fraction of the size of some competitors' solutions -- and in the company's manufacturing partner ecosystem … At the end of the day, even the most compelling technologies live and die on their ability to attract sizable numbers of developers and partners. Nvidia understands that dynamic fully, and has been careful in cultivating both aspects of its autonomous driving platform."
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New HD-Mapping and AI-Driving Technologies for Self-Driving Cars

New HD-Mapping and AI-Driving Technologies for Self-Driving Cars

We advanced our NVIDIA DRIVE offering for self-driving cars. The new open, end-to-end HD mapping platform is designed to help automakers, map companies and startups rapidly create HD maps and keep them updated, using the compute power of NVIDIA DRIVE PX in the car and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs in the datacenter.
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NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 to Power World’s First Robotic Motorsports Competition

NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 to Power World’s First Robotic Motorsports Competition

Driverless cars in the first global autonomous motorsports competition, Roborace Championship, will be powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI supercomputers. The teams will have identical cars. Their sole competitive advantage: software. It’s truly a contest to build the most advanced artificial mind.
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