07 Jun 2018     

NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier, World’s Most Powerful SoC, Offers Dramatic AI Capabilities

 The NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier system-on-a-chip brings AI to every aspect of the driving experience, and provides a technological path forward for the 320-plus companies and organizations working with NVIDIA on autonomous vehicles.

 NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier is built around a custom eight-core CPU, a new 512-core Volta GPU, a new deep learning accelerator, new computer vision accelerators and new 8K HDR video processors. With NVIDIA’s unified architecture, all previous NVIDIA DRIVE software development carries over and runs. Xavier puts more processing power to work using less energy, delivering 30 trillion operations per second while consuming only 30 watts. It is 15 times more energy efficient than our previous-generation architecture.

 With more than 9 billion transistors, NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier is the most complex SoC ever created. Xavier will power the NVIDIA DRIVE software stack, now expanded to a trio of AI platforms covering every aspect of the experience inside next-generation automobiles:

NVIDIA DRIVE AV – This autonomous vehicle software stack performs functions such as ego-motion, perception, localization and path planning. To realize fail operation capability, each functionality includes a redundancy and diversity strategy.

NVIDIA DRIVE IX – This intelligent experience SDK enables AI assistants for drivers and passengers, using sensors inside and outside the car.

NVIDIA DRIVE AR – This augmented reality SDK enables next-generation augmented reality interfaces that deliver information, identify points of interest along a drive, create alerts and navigate safely and easily.

 Xavier is a key part of the NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus AI computing platform. Delivering the performance of a trunk full of PCs in an auto-grade form factor the size of a license plate, it’s the world’s first AI car supercomputer designed for fully autonomous Level 5 robotaxis.