CES 2016: Nvidia To Hold Public Trials Of Autonomous Volvo Cars Powered By DRIVE PX 2 Engine

Posted: Jan 5 2016, 9:54am CST | by , in News | CES

CES 2016: Nvidia to Hold Public Trials of Autonomous Volvo Cars Powered by DRIVE PX 2 Engine
One hundred autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs equipped with the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 car computer will be deployed for public use in Sweden in 2017.
  • Nvidia to hold public trials of autonomous Volvo vehicles at CES 2016!

The autonomous Volvo cars will be powered by the IA supercomputer Nvidia Drive PX2.

Nvidia just had its starting keynote at CES 2016. During the keynote Nvidia announced they will be holding public trials of autonomous cars very soon.

The trails will be of autonomous Volvo cars powered by the supercomputer Drive PX2. The supercomputer Drive PX2 has Artificial Intelligence capabilities.

The Volvo cars will have deep learning- based computing engine. A fleet of about 100 Volvo XC90 SUVs will hit the road by 2017 for the trial. The autonomous fleet will be part of the Volvo Drive Me autonomous-car pilot program.

The autonomous tech and trial will be an important step in Volvo's Vision 2020. The guiding principle of the Vision 2020 is to create safer vehicles. The Vision 2020 has already made incredible advancements in autonomous and semi-autonomous driving.

According to Volvo Nvidia’s automotive platform is a significant step in their vision. The program by Nvidia is perfect for Volvo’s autonomous drive program and the Drive Me project.

"Our vision is that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by the year 2020," said Marcus Rothoff, director of the Autonomous Driving Program at Volvo Cars.

"NVIDIA's high-performance and responsive automotive platform is an important step towards our vision and perfect for our autonomous drive program and the Drive Me project." -

In the Volvo Drive Me autonomous pilot program, luxury cars will be equipped with Drive PX2. The supercomputer Drive PX2 uses deep learning to navigate the complexities of driving.

The fleet of cars will start their autonomous trail on the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden. The Drive PX2 will give the car 8 teraflops of processing power.

The Drive PX2 by Nvidia will allow autonomous cars to learn deeply. They will be able to recognize objects in their environment. The autonomous Volvo cars will anticipate potential threats and navigate safely.

"Volvo's Drive Me project is the ideal application of our DRIVE PX 2 engine and deep learning," said Rob Csongor, vice president and general manager of Automotive at NVIDIA.

"We are bringing years of work by thousands of NVIDIA engineers to help Volvo achieve its safety goals and move self-driving cars from Gothenburg to the rest of the globe."

The CTA is the major organizer of the CES 2016 and has been for over 40 years. The Consumer Electronics Show is slated for the January 6-9, 2016. The exhibition will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Read more about latest innovations, gadgets and the tech items coming to CES 2016 in our CES Hub.

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