All will be powered by the company’s new Tegra X1 CPU.
CES isn’t just about the gadgets but also everything new about technology. At a recent Nvidia press event, the company introduced two car computers running on their latest CPU, the Tegra X1.
Jen-Hsun, CEO and co-founder of Nvidia said that Mobile supercomputing “…will be central to tomorrow’s car. With vast arrays of cameras and displays, cars of the future will see and increasingly understand their surroundings. Whether finding their way back to you from a parking spot or using situational awareness to keep out of harm’s way, future cars will do many amazing, seemingly intelligent things.”
These car computers, which are named Nvidia Drive, will come in two flavors: Nvidia Drive PX and Nvidia Drive CX. Nvidia Drive PX is focused on auto-pilot development, and will take advantage of Auto-Valet – a feature that will any car park by itself. Other cars have already have auto parking capabilities, but Auto Valet will also find a parking space by itself, without the need for human intervention.
Nvidia Drive CX meanwhile is a total hardware and software solution for your vehicle. This includes graphics used for navigation along with support for 360-degree field of vision being offers to drivers that can eliminate blind spots.
While these technologies are still in development, industry leaders have voiced support for Nvidia Drive. A statement from Audi said: “Audi and NVIDIA share a common belief that machine learning is a powerful enhancement to our zFAS Piloted Driving technology. Thus, Audi sees DRIVE PX as a crucial tool for further research and development.”
It won’t be too long before we see Nvidia taking over our cars soon!