Meer dan 10 maal "zo snel" als vorig platform PX2.
Nu nog de software en zender-ontvanger hardware optimaliseren...
Het zal nog een tijdje duren, wie weet 2020 eerste testritten (*volgens E. Musk, Tesla)
Nvidia unveils new supercomputer for level 5 autonomous driving
Fred Lambert - Oct. 10th 2017
Now Nvidia unveils a new supercomputer that it believes will enable level 5 autonomous driving.
The new addition to Nvidia’s Drive PX platform is called Pegasus, which delivers over 320 trillion operations per second — more than 10x the performance of its predecessor, Drive PX 2.
It now becomes the platform recommended by the chipmaker to enable level 5 fully autonomous capability.
Jensen Huang, NVIDIA founder and CEO, commented on the announcement:
“Creating a fully self-driving car is one of society’s most important endeavors — and one of the most challenging to deliver. “The breakthrough AI computing performance and efficiency of Pegasus is crucial for the industry to realize this vision.
The CEO confirmed that more than 25 companies are developing Level 5 self-driving systems using Nvidia chips and a few have already confirmed using the new Pegasus, including Zoox, Optimus Ride, TuSimple, Yandex, and NuTonomy.
NuTonomy Karl Iagnemma commented:
“NuTonomy is building for Level 5 and Pegasus is the kind of platform that will be required to support these types of systems.”
The new system builds on the current Drive PX platform, which is customizable as shown with Tesla’s application in Model S and Model X, but it features two of Nvidia’s newest Xavier system-on-a-chip processors.
Nvidia says that the new platform goes into production during the second half of 2018.