Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen in self-driving technology

09 January, 2018, 02:07 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • FSMNews

But Nvidia now says that the Drive forms the basis of the Drive IX and the newly announced Drive AR, all of which form a part of the company's Pegasus AI computing system.

"Nvidia Drive Xavier is a key element of Aurora's computer, delivering the performance needed to power our self-driving system, said Aurora CEO Chris Urmson". The DRIVE Xavier will form the core of the driverless platform that's now in development and will also become available to other manufacturers in the coming weeks, being set for a release in the current quarter of the year.

FSMNews

According to Reuters, the company is planning to expand its research and development into autonomous vehicle technology by forming a series of new partnerships.

"Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the vehicle", declared Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess in a statement.

Kmart stores closing in NC, including one in the greater Triangle
In North Carolina, no Sears stores are slated to close, but five Kmart stores will close in April. According to a release, the store located at 102 Emily Drive in Clarksburg is among the closings.

At the opening press conference of CES 2018, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang said that the collaboration is based on the new NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier™, ZF's new ProAI auto computer and Baidu's Apollo Pilot, an autonomous driving product targeted for mass production.

German company Volkswagen will be using Nvidia's Drive IX platform in some vehicles in the future, including the autonomous ID Buzz electric bus, which features 1950s styling. "Autonomous driving, zero-emission mobility, and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning". But the company operated largely in secret until last week when it announced partnerships with Volkswagen Group and Hyundai.

FA question Arsenal boss Wenger about Chelsea comments
I knew before the game that the last 20 minutes would be hard for us because we had a big disadvantage with the schedule. Wenger was hit with an FA charge for his conduct towards referee Mike Dean after the Chambers penalty incident.

Drive Xavier is the most complex system-on-a-chip (SoC) ever, with a whopping 9 billion transistors. They're betting big on autonomous vehicles and their Drive IX technology is one of the most advanced platforms around.

Uber has been using Nvidia's GPU computing technology since its first test fleet of Volvo SC90 SUVS were deployed in 2016 in Pittsburgh and Phoenix. VW officials said they would use the technology to create an "intelligent co-pilot" to assist drivers.

Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling console in the US
Nintendo is entering 2018 with plenty of momentum, thanks in large part to the success of its Switch hybrid game console . The Nintendo Switch was the hottest gadget of 2017 and the only unambiguously successful new product of the year.

Drive AR, the first of the new software platforms, lets developers harness a car's Xavier chip to visualize the data generated by its sensors for passengers.

Recommended:

  • Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits San Francisco Bay Area

    Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits San Francisco Bay Area

    But there's also a chance that this was a foreshock, a precursor to a larger natural disaster . "That's the concern ", he said. Transit agencies reported there were delays during the early morning commute while they checked for any damage.
    Tesla Just Announced The Latest Model 3 Production Delay

    Tesla Just Announced The Latest Model 3 Production Delay

    For the entire past year, the shares of the NASDAQ-listed electric vehicle maker rose 45.70% following a 10.97% slump in 2016. Still, it was able to complete the cross-country journey in just 50 hours, using $100 to charge their Model 3 in that time.
    Roy Moore's wife reveals their 'Jewish attorney' and he's a Christian

    Roy Moore's wife reveals their 'Jewish attorney' and he's a Christian

    She is asking that Moore pay court costs but is not seeking additional compensation. "The decision to sue Mr. She issued a statement saying the suit allows her "to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old - hold Mr.
  • Meryl Streep Brings Activist Ai-jen Poo to Golden Globes 2018!

    Meryl Streep Brings Activist Ai-jen Poo to Golden Globes 2018!

    Meryl Streep posed alongside Ai-jen Poo, an American activist and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance . From #MeToo creator Tarana Burke to activist Monica Ramirez, check out who the stars brought along to the show.
    Freezing rain, sleet possible late Sunday

    Freezing rain, sleet possible late Sunday

    Since ground temperatures have been at or below freezing since Christmas, it looks like Monday morning will be messy. Cloudy skies, light-to-moderate breezes, and steady temperatures in the low 20s are projected for Sunday night .
    FA Cup match report Manchester United v Derby County 05 January 2018

    FA Cup match report Manchester United v Derby County 05 January 2018

    Marcus Rashford was the guiltiest party in the first half with a poor point-blank header that he tamely nodded against the post. However, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia will be unavailable because of injury issues.
  • Packers Will Name Director Of Player Personnel Brian Gutekunst Next GM

    Packers Will Name Director Of Player Personnel Brian Gutekunst Next GM

    The offense struggled after two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers missed nine games because of a collarbone injury. Prior to coming to Green Bay, Gutekunst spent a season as a scouting assistant with the Chiefs.
    Chelsea held by second-tier Norwich

    Chelsea held by second-tier Norwich

    The first half was an unforgettably forgettable one, with neither keeper being properly tested. We tried to win the game but we must accept the final result .
    Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets jail term of 3.5 years

    Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets jail term of 3.5 years

    The case pertained to fraudulent withdrawal of ₹84.5 lakh from the Deoghar district (now in Jharkhand) treasury during the period 1991-94.
  • Man smears faeces all over, United Airlines flight makes emergency landing

    Man smears faeces all over, United Airlines flight makes emergency landing

    The flyer was reportedly cooperative with the flight crew and remained seated after his bathroom escapades were stopped.

    Vegas Play of the Day: Falcons at Rams

    Devonta Freeman scored on a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and led the Falcons' ground game with 66 yards. For a guy who had his size, he had exceptional ability to put his foot in the ground and accelerate out.
    Arson investigation underway after Roy Moore accuser's home burns down

    Arson investigation underway after Roy Moore accuser's home burns down

    Moore has denied the women's charges and refused to concede to Jones even after the election results were certified by the state. Senate candidate Roy Moore touched her sexually filed a defamation lawsuit against him Thursday, according to multiple reports.


Popular

Secret SpaceX 'Zuma' launch scheduled for Sunday
The webcast of the launch did not follow the second stage carrying the payload after it separated from the first stage. This is SpaceX's third classified mission, and arguably its most secretive flight for the U.S. military.

Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump 'blunder' at UN
The United States faced criticism at the UN Security Council on Friday for convening the body to discuss recent protests in Iran. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said more sanctions "targeting human rights abuses are coming".

4 powerlifting players killed in road accident in India
Yadav was driving the silver Swift DZire on a highway leading to Karnal, Haryana, and crashed around 4am, police said. Police have registered a case and ordered investigations to ascertain the actual reason behind the accident.

Kansas election chief charges 2 more with voter fraud
The commission's vice chairman, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , said the work done by DHS is likely to be less public. District Jude Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote in her ruling last month, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.

Raiders reportedly will introduce Jon Gruden as coach next week
That would be a step in the right direction. "Next thing you know, (James) is running down the sidelines", Gruden said. Big surprise: Teams with good quarterbacks make playoff runs; teams without good quarterbacks don't make the playoffs.

Raiders hire Jon Gruden
Gruden was traded to the Buccaneers and won the Super Bowl in his first season, beating the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. The 54-year-old spent seven seasons as the Bucs coach, but was sacked following the 2008 campaign after a 9-7 term.

HP Canada recalling certain lithium-ion batteries
There is a small utility you can download which will check if the battery in your laptop is one of the affected power packs. HP has announced a recall on batteries in select notebook and mobile workstations sold in recent years.

Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears
The Powerball and Mega Millions numbers have begun to soar, just a year after the Powerball topped $1 billion. At the end of October of past year , the lottery upped the minimum payout from $15 million to $40 million.

Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people
The deadly attack comes a week after 41 people were killed and 84 others injured in an IS attack that targeted Shiites in Kabul. President Ashraf Ghani late on January 4 called the attack "inhumane" and against the tenets of Islam.

Apple Buys An App Development Service
Apple's efforts to make it easier for app developers continues with their recent purchase of Buddybuild, an app tools startup. Notably, shares of Apple have gained 48.5% in the past one year slightly outperforming the industry's 45.5% rally.