Tesla Motors announced on Wednesday that all Tesla vehicles—Models S, X, and 3—will be equipped with an on-board “supercomputer” that can provide full self-driving capability. (Earlier post.) This in-vehicle supercomputer is powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI computing platform. (Earlier post.)
The computer delivers more than 40 times the processing power of the previous system. It runs a Tesla-developed neural net for vision, sonar, and radar processing.
NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 is an end-to-end AI computing system that uses advanced approaches in deep learning to perceive and understand the car’s surroundings.
The NVIDIA deep learning platform is open and lets carmakers first train their own deep neural networks on GPU supercomputers. Once loaded into the car, it processes the networks at high speed to provide the real-time, accurate response required for autonomous driving.
DRIVE PX 2 is in full production.