Nvidia debuts Xavier SoC platform for self-driving carsBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 8 January 2018 | Categories: News
In recent years, CES has played host to the self-driving car, and 2018 is no different, with Nvidia one of the first to debut its plans for autonomous vehicles. To that end, the American company unveiled its Xavier SoC (System on Chip) platform.
It goes a step further than the Xavier system that Nvidia debuted last year, with the new offering featuring 9 billion transistors on its 8-core CPU design. Added to this is a 512-core Volta GPU, with 8K HDR video recording capabilities, as well as deep learning and computing vision accelerators.
All of this means the Xavier can perform up to 30 trillion operations per second, while using a relatively low 30 watts of power. As such, Nvidia says that it is 15 times more efficient than last year's iteration, which all counts towards increasing the battery capacity of the electric self-driving cars that this platform is designed to power.
With Nvidia also announcing an AI partnership with Volkswagen, we could soon see the German carmaker rolling out self-driving cars sporting the Xavier computing platform.
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