As self-driving autonomous technology for vehicles keeps on getting more and more demanding, companies are looking at ways to stay ahead of the curve. Thankfully, Nvidia is already on it with the announcement of their new Xavier SoC (System-on-a-chip) platform.
The company actually announced Xavier at last year’s CES, but the company was light on details at the time. Now, Xavier features over 9 billion transistors with a custom 8-core CPU, a 512-core Volta GPU, an 8K video processor, a deep-learning acceleration and new computer-vision accelerators. According to Nvidia, the SoC can perform up to 30 trillion operations per second, with using only 30 watts of power – which is 15 times more efficient than the outgoing architecture. While this doesn’t seem huge, it will greatly benefit EVs, as all energy used is drained from the battery, reducing range.
These two Xavier processors sit on the company’s new Pegasus AI computing platform, which is capable of level 5 autonomy, according to Nvidia.
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