Nvidia’s Drive PX Self-Driving Car Computer Will Hit the Market in May

NVIDIA DRIVE PX’s twin Tegra X1 processors deliver 2.3 teraflops of power.

NVIDIA DRIVE PX’s twin Tegra X1 processors deliver 2.3 teraflops of power.

Chip maker Nvidia recently announced The Drive PX, a self-driving car computer that aims to teach cars how to react in different driving scenarios rather than on a set of predefined situations.

Drive PX is based on two of Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processors, according to the company website, and is designed to take video from up to 12 cameras and enable a wide range of advanced driver assistance features to run at the same time, including collision avoidance, surround view, mirror-less operation, pedestrian detection, cross-traffic monitoring and driver-state monitoring.

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This self-driving car computer leverages new technology called “deep learning” technology to give cars capabilities that reach beyond what you see in today’s passenger cars, according to the company. It also comes equipped with 10 GB of DRAM memory and combines surround Computer Vision (CV) technology and over-the-air updates to “transform how cars see, think and learn.”

The DRIVE PX development platform is priced at $10,000 and will be available in May to automakers, tier 1 automotive suppliers and research institutions.