Nvidia suspends self-driving tests globally

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Huang said the crash highlighted why companies are working to develop autonomous vehicles: reducing auto accidents that harm people and damage property.

At the chipmaker's annual developer conference here Tuesday, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said the company has developed a virtual simulation platform for manufacturers to test self-driving technology. On May 18, a Volvo XC90 SUV equipped with Uber's autonomous vehicle system struck and killed a pedestrian who was crossing the road. We are temporarily suspending the testing of our self-driving cars on public roads to learn from the Uber incident. "It's a reminder of how hard SDC technology is and that it needs to be approached with extreme caution and the best safety technologies", a Nvidia spokesperson said in an email.

Last week, Uber suspended North American tests of its self-driving vehicles after one of its self-driving cars killed a woman in Arizona. "This partnership formalizes our use of NVIDIA-based technologies, giving our talented data scientists and engineers greater access to IP and expertise from NVIDIA, but also creating a positive feedback loop that will drive product innovation at both companies". "DRIVE Constellation for virtually testing and validating will bring us a step closer to the production of self-driving cars".

They also announced the NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus AI vehicle computer to run the autonomous software stack and process the data from driving. "Our global fleet of manually driven data collection vehicles continue to operate", said the Nvidia spokesperson in a statement.

Drive Constellation allows automakers and other developers to validate and strengthen the technology through billions of driving miles that allow for testing in hard scenarios.

The second server houses the Nvidia DRIVE Pegasus AI, which will process the gathered data as if it's coming from sensors in a self-driving auto on the road. The first server powers the Nvidia DRIVE Sim, a software set that emulates a self-driving car's various sensors, including its cameras, lidar and radar. "See the latest breakthroughs in self-driving cars, smart cities, healthcare, big data, high performance computing, virtual reality and more", writes the firm.

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