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NVIDIA DRIVE PX
 

Accelerating the Race to
Self-Driving Cars

NVIDIA DRIVE PX - Accelerating the Race to Self-Driving Cars
The Development Platform for Autonomous Cars

Fully autonomous and driver assistance technologies powered by deep learning have become a key focus for every car manufacturer, as well as transportation services and technology companies.

 

The car needs to know exactly where it is, recognize the objects around it, and continuously calculate the optimal path for a safe driving experience. This situational and contextual awareness of the car and its surroundings demands a powerful visual computing system that can merge data from cameras and other sensors, plus navigation sources, while also figuring out the safest path – all in real-time. This autonomous driving platform is NVIDIA DRIVE PX.

 

NVIDIA DRIVE PX is the world's most advanced autonomous car platform—combining deep learning, sensor fusion, and surround vision to change the driving experience. DRIVE PX delivers several new capabilities, including:

 

SENSOR FUSION

 

DRIVE PX can fuse data from 12 cameras, as well as lidar, radar, and ultrasonic sensors. This allows algorithms to accurately understand the full 360 degree environment around the car to produce a robust representation, including static and dynamic objects. Use of Deep Neural Networks (DNN) for the detection and classification of objects dramatically increases the accuracy of the resulting fused sensor data.

Click here for a list of sensor partners.

Computer Vision

COMPUTER VISION AND DEEP NEURAL NETWORK PIPELINE

 

DRIVE PX platforms are built around deep learning and include a powerful framework (Caffe) to run DNN models designed and trained on NVIDIA DIGITS™. DRIVE PX also includes an advanced computer vision (CV) library and primitives. Together, these technologies deliver an impressive combination of detection and tracking.

See the NVIDIA research paper End to End Learning for Self-Driving Cars that details how a convolutional neural network (CNN) was deployed on DRIVE PX enabling a self-driving car. Read the research paper.

 

END-TO-END HD MAPPING

 

NVIDIA offers an end-to-end mapping technology for self-driving cars, designed to help automakers, map companies, and startups rapidly create HD maps and keep them updated. This state-of-the-art technology uses an NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI supercomputer, coupled with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs in the data center, to create highly detailed maps. Learn more.

END-TO-END HD MAPPING
 
Surround View

SURROUND VIEW

 

DRIVE PX features a surround view solution that delivers a seamless 360-degree view around the car. It captures, processes, and stitches together multiple HD camera inputs. Then, DRIVE PX uses sophisticated structure-from-motion (SFM) and advanced stitching for better image rendering and reduced "ghosting", such as where a line on the pavement can appear in two places at once.

 

THE PLATFORM

 

Powered by NVIDIA's fastest SOCs and leveraging the same architecture as the world's most powerful supercomputers, DRIVE PX enables self-driving applications to be developed faster and more accurately. Key features of the platform include:

  • Dual NVIDIA Tegra® X1 processors delivering a combined 2.3 Teraflops
  • Interfaces for up to 12 cameras, radar, lidar, and ultrasonic sensors
  • Rich middleware for graphics, computer vision, and deep learning
  • Periodic software/OS updates
The Platform
 

DRIVE PX PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

DRIVE PX enables automakers, tier-1 suppliers, and research institutions to develop
systems that enable cars to drive themselves. Contact us for pricing and availability.

 
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COMING SOON: DRIVEWORKS AND DRIVE PX 2

Driveworks

DRIVEWORKS

This new software development kit for DRIVE PX will be available early Spring 2016 and will offer:

  • A range of capabilities for detection, localization, planning, and visualization
  • Well-defined middleware for sensor processing, sensor fusion, CV, and DNNs
  • A set of reference applications/products
  • A set of development tools
  • Developer technology support
Drive PX 2

DRIVE PX 2

The next generation of DRIVE PX will be available in Fall 2016 and will feature an order-of-magnitude increase in visual compute capabilities and I/O bandwidth.

Drive PX 2

 
 

Sensor Partners