Nvidia Drive PX Pegasus: The World’s first AI computer designed for self-driving robotaxis

Nvidia Drive PX Pegasus

Nvidia Drive PX Pegasus

Nvidia created the world’s first AI computer, Nvidia Drive PX Pegasus. The new computing platform designed for use in autonomous vehicles. The AI supercomputer handles the most advanced driverless cars of the future.

At its GTC Europe event, the company announced Pegasus, which can deliver more than 320 trillion operations per second, making it more than 13 times faster than the current-generation Nvidia car supercomputer, the Nvidia Drive PX 2.

Danny Shapiro, senior director of automotive at Nvidia, said, this is focused, of course, on the highest level of safety. It is a true supercomputer for the car.

The Pegasus capable of driving Level 5 driverless cars. Level 5 vehicles require no human controls, even in emergency situations. Level 5 vehicles fully automation and don’t require pedals, steering wheels. Nvidia hopes that Pegasus helps to create a new class of robot taxis, that are capable of safely transporting passengers to their destination.

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Nvidia making its Drive PX platform for car computing for three years. Now, the company has 225 partners developing with it, including 25 that are developing fully autonomous robotaxis using Nvidia’s graphics chips.

“Creating a fully self-driving car is one of society’s most important endeavors, and one of the most challenging to deliver,” said, Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia founder and CEO. The breakthrough AI computing performance and efficiency of Pegasus is crucial for the industry to realize this vision.

Nvidia expects Pegasus to show up in shuttle vehicles at airports and on campuses, before arriving on public roads. The company also showed off its new Drive IX SDK, which sees inside and outside vehicles allow developers to create futuristic features for self-driving cars.

Nvidia’s Drive IX SDK, which runs on the firm’s Drive platform. The service available in early access from Q4 2017.

Nvidia has teamed up with the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) to deploy a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles. DPDHL equip its electric light trucks with the ZF ProAI self-driving system.

More information: [NVIDIA]