The promise is to move self-driving auto testing off the public roads and into data centers before the technology is proven out.
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Nvidia has halted its autonomous vehicle test program in the wake of the fatal Uber accident.
"We at Nvidia are dedicating ourselves to solving this problem".
"We're able to deploy this in the cloud and scale it up to generate billions of miles that ultimately will be able to showcase and statistically show how ... these self-driving algorithms" perform, Danny Shapiro, Nvidia's senior director, automotive, said in a phone briefing with reporters.
One of the servers in Nvidia's new Drive Constellation Simulation System, powered by the company's GPUs, runs Nvidia-developed Drive Sim software, which simulates cameras, LIDAR, RADAR - sensors a self-driving auto uses to observe its physical environment.
The system is based on two servers with one simulating the vehicle's sensors and the other the vehicle's software that processes the simulation data.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said today that the autonomous Uber crash in Tempe, Arizona last week would likely lead to more investment in self-driving cars, not less. "With DRIVE Constellation, we've accomplished that by combining our expertise in visual computing and datacenters". This unique, "hardware-in-the-loop" cycle repeats times per second and is used to validate the algorithms and software running Pegasus, to ensure it's operating the simulated self-driving vehicle correctly.
"Microsoft and NVIDIA have made enormous progress over the years in our collaboration on AI technologies, including recent breakthroughs in Chinese-to-English translation", said Xuedong Huang, technical fellow and head of speech and language at Microsoft. The first server powers the Nvidia DRIVE Sim, a software set that emulates a self-driving car's various sensors, including its cameras, lidar and radar. It can simulate a rainstorm, or bright sunlight at different times of the day, or complete darkness.
Arguments that the algorithm driving the Uber self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona this month may not have been at fault did not matter to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, when he took away the company's ability to continue testing the technology in the state Monday, calling the incident "an unquestionable failure".
Huang said the crash highlighted why companies are working to develop autonomous vehicles: reducing auto accidents that harm people and damage property.
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Huang said DRIVE Constellation with be available in the third quarter of this year.
Over 370 companies developing self-driving tech already use Nvidia's Drive platform that serves as the backbone for Constellation.