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Get the Inside Track on Building Self-Driving Cars at GTC DRIVE Developer Day

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Autonomous vehicles are a complex AI challenge. Bringing them to market requires sharing knowledge and expertise in solutions from end-to-end.

GTC is the place to experience what’s next for AI-powered transportation. And this year, NVIDIA DRIVE customers will get access to even more in-depth sessions on our own autonomous vehicle development process.

NVIDIA DRIVE Developer Day at GTC features interactive sessions covering all aspects of the end-to-end autonomous vehicle computational pipeline, led by our own core automotive architects and development engineers.

Attendees will get to be the first to see the latest developments in AI vehicles and learn more about the tools and platforms to build safer, more efficient transportation.

From the Cloud

Autonomous vehicles are born and raised in the datacenter. It’s where the deep neural networks that operate in the car learn how to detect objects and perceive their environment, and where self-driving software can be tested and validated on millions of virtual miles.

At DRIVE Developer Day, attendees will learn how to apply advanced learning tools to accelerate DNN training in the datacenter. With methods such as transfer learning and federated learning, developers can streamline the training process and take advantage of diverse sources of data without compromising their own proprietary information.

Sessions will also focus on validation in simulation using the DRIVE Constellation platform and DRIVE Sim software. This hardware-in-the-loop, cloud-based solution makes it possible to test in virtual environments across a broad range of scenarios — from routine driving to rare or even dangerous situations — with greater efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety than what is possible in the real world.

To the Car

Once DNNs are trained and validated, vehicles will require robust compute hardware and software to become truly intelligent.

Late last year, NVIDIA introduced DRIVE AGX Orin, a highly advanced software-defined platform powered by our new Orin system-on-a-chip (SoC). It achieves 200 TOPS — nearly 7x the performance of the previous generation SoC Xaiver — and is designed to handle the large number of applications and deep neural networks that run simultaneously in autonomous vehicles and robots.

DRIVE Developer Day will cover the new platforms and how to leverage them for autonomous vehicle development and deployment. In addition, attendees will learn about the DRIVE AV perception and DRIVE IX intelligent cockpit AI models accessible via NGC, optimized to run on the DRIVE AGX platform.

Developers will also hear how to validate this hardware and software on the vehicle using the NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion sensor developer platform, a sensor suite that can retrofit to a vehicle and run with DRIVE AGX hardware. 

Each of these sessions will be given by the engineering teams leading the initiatives within NVIDIA, as well as networking breaks to meet with experts one-on-one, allowing attendees an up-close look into how we approach AI driving.

Sign up for DRIVE Developer Day today. The event is only available to customers who have signed an NDA and are registered to attend GTC.

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