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Definition: NVIDIA DRIVE


NVIDIA's platform for autonomous vehicles. In 2015, the first system debuted for semi-autonomous driving and was used in Tesla's Autopilot option. NVIDIA DRIVE can process up to 16 sensors simultaneously.

Software (AP2X)
NVIDIA DRIVE AP2X is the software platform for Level 2+ autonomous driving (NVIDIA defines 2+ as advanced Level 2). See autonomous vehicle levels.

Systems-On-Chip Hardware (Xavier and Orin)
Modules incorporating NVIDIA's Xavier and Orin systems-on-chip (SoCs) are combined with GPUs to provide the hardware for autonomous vehicles.

Driver Interface (IX)
NVIDIA Drive IX provides the vehicle manufacturer with the systems necessary to interface drivers to the self-driving functions. It includes driver monitoring, voice recognition and dashboard displays.

Datacenter Deep Learning (DGX)
Built on NVIDIA's Volta GPU platform and optimized software, NVIDIA DRIVE DGX optimizes deep learning computations in the cloud.




NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus
Debuting in 2017, the NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus module offers full self-driving capability, providing a total of 300 trillion operations per second (300 TOPS). This circuit board lets automobile manufacturers test their systems. The final vehicle hardware is typically custom-designed using these NVIDIA chips. (Image courtesy of NVIDIA Corporation.)