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NVIDIA AUTOMOTIVE

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In the News
Read a selection of what the world's leading publications are saying about NVIDIA automotive solutions.
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." -1/4/2015
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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." - 1/4/2016
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"In one impressive demo, Nvidia showed how it was able to detect cars even in very snowy conditions." – 1/4/2015
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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." – 1/4/2016
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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." – 10/27/15
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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," - 10/19/15
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"With this automotive solution that we've developed, we're bringing supercomputing horsepower into a mobile form factor." – 10/21/15
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"…more recently started selling a computing system, called Drive PX, for self-driving cars and driver-assist applications." – 10/16/15
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"Interestingly, Shapiro said that, like a human, these types of self-driving cars undergo a constant learning process." – 10/9/15
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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" – 10/4/15
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"As such, Drive PX could act as a bridge between in-car system automation and fully-fledged driverless cars." – 8/27/15
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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. " – 8/18/15
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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." – 8/3/15
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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." – 1/6/2016
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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." – 1/5/2016
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"Nvidia is quickly making itself the mainstream computer option for artificial intelligence, especially for the cars of the future." – 1/4/2016
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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." – 1/6/2016
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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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