Nvidia introduces first commercially available Level 2+ automated driving system
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Nvidia has engineered what it says is the first commercially available Level 2+ automated driving system called Drive AutoPilot, which integrates multiple artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that are designed to enable supervised self-driving vehicles to go into production by next year. At CES 2019, Continental and ZF announced Level 2+ self-driving solutions based on Nvidia Drive, with production starting in 2020. Drive AutoPilot provides autonomous driving perception and a cockpit with AI capabilities, so OEMs can use it to bring to market automated driving system features as well as intelligent cockpit assistance and visualization capabilities. A fuller-featured Level 2+ system requires significantly more computational power and sophisticated software than what is on the road today, and Drive AutoPilot provides these and makes it possible to quickly deploy advanced autonomous solutions by 2020—and to scale this solution to higher levels of autonomy faster. The solution integrates high-performance Xavier system-on-a-chip processors, designed to deliver 30 trillion operations per second of processing capability, and the latest Drive Software to process many deep neural networks for perception as well as complete surround camera sensor data from outside the vehicle and inside the cabin. The combination enables full self-driving capabilities, including highway merge, lane change, lane splits, and personal mapping. Inside the cabin, features include driver monitoring, AI copilot capabilities, and advanced in-cabin visualization of the vehicle’s computer vision system. The new Level 2+ system complements the Nvidia Drive AGX Pegasus system that provides Level 5 capabilities for robotaxis.
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