NVIDIA introduced DRIVE AutoPilot at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the world’s first commercially available Level 2+ automated driving solution that uniquely provides both world-class autonomous driving perception and an intelligent cockpit. The platform is based on the DRIVE AGX Xavier system-on-a-chip (SoC) and DRIVE Software, integrating for the first time the company’s DRIVE AV autonomous driving and DRIVE IX intelligent experience capabilities. DRIVE AutoPilot is part of NVIDIA’s DRIVE platform, which is being used by “hundreds of companies worldwide to build autonomous vehicle solutions that increase road safety while reducing driver fatigue and stress on long drives or in stop-and-go traffic,” said the company. Read more for another video and additional information.
However, don’t confuse Drive AutoPilot for a full self-driving platform, it’s actually designed to give vehicles driver assistance functions, like highway merge, lane change or lane split, parking assist and pedestrian detection. This platform also adds personal mapping to vehicles, which enables them to remember where they’ve driven and create a self-driving route even without an HD map.
“In addition, it can also give vehicles the ability to monitor drivers, AI copilot capabilities and advanced in-cabin visualization of their computer vision system. The Drive AutoPilot is part of NVIDIA’s Drive platform for vehicles and is powered by the company’s Xavier system-on-a-chip. Xavier was specifically created for AI car platforms, and according to NVIDIA, it’s capable of 30 trillion operations per second using only 30 watts of power,” reports Engadget.