NVIDIA is going on from just a mere autonomous car to a better technology that will make a driverless car more possible while entering into a Roborace a laid down sport for those types of cars. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made it known that NVIDIA technology would power the custom sport cars competing in the upcoming driverless racing series Roborace. Specifically, the company’s Drive PX 2 liquid-cooled supercomputer (which was announced at CES) would make up the brains of these futuristic vehicles.
The competition will consist of ten teams vying for the top place while each of those teams will have a NVIDIA-powered vehicles and the race will last for about an hour. The Drive PX 2 will work a host of sensors which also includes Radar, GPS, LIDAR, Cameras and HD mapping Sensors. And the more these cars race, the more the Drive PX 2 will learn and improve over time.
By September, the Roborace will start while NVIDIA had said in its press releases that each of the teams which would be participating will have identical vehicles but the competitive advantage each will be having will depend on the software which each team had made to control its own car.
Source: NVIDIA, Engadget