NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation
NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation is a dedicated platform for running hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation with NVIDIA DRIVE Sim. The NVIDIA OVX server inside DRIVE Constellation provides the powerful compute required to generate simulated sensor data for a complete AV architecture, including multiple cameras, radars, and lidars. The platform is designed to run in the data center at the scale required for AV development and validation.
DRIVE Constellation is comprised of two side-by-side servers:
The first server — NVIDIA OVX Server — uses NVIDIA GPUs running DRIVE Sim software to simulate the virtual world. The simulator generates the sensor output from the virtual car driving in a virtual world.
The second server — DRIVE Constellation Vehicle — contains the autonomous vehicle target computer that processes the simulated sensor data and feeds driving decisions back to the OVX Server.
DRIVE Constellation is designed to be deployed at scale in the data center. This allows fleets of virtual vehicles to drive simultaneously during development and testing, encountering rare and dangerous scenarios well before on-road deployment.
DRIVE Constellation makes it possible to test the full AV software stack running in real time on the target vehicle computer. Such bit- and timing-accuracy provides a high-fidelity proving ground for the virtual vehicle.
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