NVIDIA Shows Off The Drive PX Pegasus board For Self-Driving Cars
One of the most exciting trends in tech is the progress being made toward self-driving cars. Right now, the technology is just starting to find its feet, but we’re seeing new improvements all the time. One of the latest comes from NVIDIA who recently unveiled its Drive PX Pegasus board at GTC Europe 2017. NVIDIA believes its new board will offer 10 times the performance of the current Drive PX 2 board. The new board is capable of performing 320 Deep Learning Tera Operations Per second whereas most current models are only capable of 24-30 such operations.
Aside from improvements in speed and power, the Drive DX Pegasus does boast one other important improvement over its predecessor. It will be cooled by air rather than liquid cooling which will make the board easier and cheaper to maintain. In addition, the lower number of moving parts means that it will have a longer lifespan due to the simple fact that there are less things that can break down.
While NVIDIA’s bread and butter remains the PC market, it would be foolish of it to ignore the growing needs of the self-driving car market. As this recent announcement shows, NVIDIA is many things, but foolishness is not among them.
“Creating a fully self-driving car is one of society’s most important endeavors — and one of the most challenging to deliver,” said Jensen Huang, NVIDIA founder and CEO. “The breakthrough AI computing performance and efficiency of Pegasus is crucial for the industry to realize this vision.”
“Driverless cars will enable new ride- and car-sharing services. New types of cars will be invented, resembling offices, living rooms or hotel rooms on wheels. Travelers will simply order up the type of vehicle they want based on their destination and activities planned along the way. The future of society will be reshaped.”
Eric is an avid tech junkie, gamer, and comic fan. When he's not working on his PC, you'll find him at your local comic book shop.