Tesla and NVIDIA

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Tesla Motors and NVIDIA have partnered since the early development of the revolutionary Model S. Today, all Tesla vehicles—Model S, Model X, and the upcoming Model 3—will be equipped with an NVIDIA-powered on-board “supercomputer” that can provide full self-driving capability.

The computer delivers more than 40 times the processing power of the previous system, running an Tesla-developed neural net for vision, sonar, and radar processing.

This in-vehicle supercomputer is powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE™ PX  AI computing platform. It’s an end-to-end AI computing system that uses groundbreaking approaches in deep learning to perceive and understand the car’s surroundings.

In addition, NVIDIA powers the awarding-winning infotainment systems and digital instrument clusters in every Model S and Model X.

Tesla Motors’ Self-Driving Car, Powered by NVIDIA DRIVE™ PX 2 AI Technology (03:46)

NEWS: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk Says Future of Autonomous Cars is Nigh

“We’ll take autonomous cars for granted in quite a short time,” Musk told a crowd of some 4,000 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. “I almost view it as a solved problem. We know what to do, and we’ll be there in a few years.”



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