Nvidia reveals Parker system-on-chip for self-driving vehicles

photo from the Nvidia Blog

Nvidia revealed the Parker mobile processor for autonomous vehicles at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California last August 22.

The Nvidia Tegra supercomputer processor is built around the Pascal GPU and next-gen Denver CPU architectures which brings high performance and efficiency translating to “deep learning-based systems” for self-driving vehicles, according to the Nvidia blog.

Parker-based vehicles will be able to update themselves with new information through the cloud to improve accuracy and safety.

Parker was announced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show when they introduced the Drive PX 2 Platform.

The Drive PX 2 powered by the Parker processor delivers 24 trillion deep learning operations per second. This speed allows autonomous vehicles to traverse any environment while ensuring safety to the passengers.

Several car manufacturers are currently using the platform to develop autonomous vehicles, including Volvo which plans to road test self-driving XC90 SUVs next year as part of the company’s Vision 2020 initiative to create safer vehicles for the public.

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