Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Markets | By Rosalie Gross

Nvidia launches Xavier Drive at CES 2018

Nvidia launches Xavier Drive at CES 2018

Kicking off the Las Vegas tech show, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced that Uber has selected Xavier, an AI chip made for self-driving vehicles which was first announced in 2016, for the AI computing system in its self-driving vehicles.

CONTROVERSIAL CAB COMPANY Uber will utilise Nvidia technology in its fleet of self-driving vehicles, the two firms announced at CES.

"The future of transportation will be transformed by mobility services. We're thrilled to be working with Uber to realize this vision".

Nvidia is trying its best to push the Drive IX as the ultimate SDK to enable vehicle convenience and safety. That's the highest level for the carmaker's shares since September 2015. The computing demands of driverless vehicles are easily 50 to 100 times more intensive than the most advanced cars today.

More than 25 companies already are using NVIDIA technology to develop fully autonomous robotaxis and Pegasus will be their path to production, the company says.

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Nvidia calls its Xavier chip the world's first autonomous machine processor, as it's built to analyze sensor data and make decisions for self-driving cars. But the company has been diversifying new technologies, notably artificial intelligence and self-driving cars. Uber is partnering with NVIDIA to create self-driving Ubers.

About NVIDIANVIDIA's (NASDAQ:NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing.

The Drive software platform Xavier runs consists of three main branches: Drive AV enables self-driving cars, Drive IX creates advanced user experiences, and developers can use Drive AR to build augmented reality applications for cars, such as navigation and safety systems that highlight actual things around the auto with graphics projected on the windows and windshields. More information at Drive IX analyses the automotive sensor data from within and outside the vehicle and provides the driver and passengers with its AI assistant technology that is able to recognize their face, voice and body gestures.

At CES 2018, Volkswagen and Nvidia announce a tech partnership that will let future cars recognize drivers and respond to their needs. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. Features, pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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