Nvidia showed off new products on Tuesday aimed at speeding up artificial intelligence programs and making self-driving cars even smarter, helping push the stock price of the leading maker of graphics chips to another record high.
Koetzle added that the earliest estimate she's seen for level 5 autonomous vehicles operating on the roads is 2025 in the UK.
That's enough to allow it to operate a "level 5" driverless vehicle, a fully autonomous auto with no need for any pedals or even a steering wheel - these vehicles will be like an office pod (or mobile living room) whisking you to work (and letting you work during your commute). The headline announcement is NVIDIA's Drive PX Pegasus chip, built to enable "level 5" automation.
Nvidia Corp. unveiled license-plate-sized hardware Tuesday that harnesses the equivalent of 100 servers in a data center, which it hopes to use to advance self-driving taxis. The idea is to make vehicular travel a more relaxing and stress-free experience, as passengers are coddled in interiors that would more closely resemble your living room as opposed to a typical vehicle.
"The development of autonomous delivery vehicles demonstrates how AI and deep learning are also reshaping the commercial transportation industry", said Jensen Huang, Nvidia founder and CEO. "Travelers will simply order up the type of vehicle they want, based on their destination and activities planned along the way".
The new Drive PX Pegasus computing platform. "The future of society will be reshaped".
Pegasus is slated for a mid-2018 release as well, so it'll be a while before we begin seeing it pop up in level 5 prototypes.
Nvidia says that these features will enable Pegasus to efficiently handle the massive volumes of data that fully autonomous vehicle will be expected to process.
Most users know NVIDIA as the company that helped them enjoy their video games via GeForce graphics card. NVIDIA is going to offer it to partners in the second half of next year with its next-generation GPUs that actually haven't been announced so far.