NVIDIA DRIVE Planning
DRIVE Planning enables creating origin-to-destination plans. This includes lane planning, behavioral planning as well route planning. DRIVE Planning empowers developers to innovate behavior planning as well as control and actuation AV functionalities.
DRIVE Planning is suited for the following objective:
- Determine the drive plan for an autonomous vehicle using perception algorithms, HD maps and localization algorithms
Note: Drive plan can include one or all of: lane plan, route plan, and the vehicle behavior plan.
Lane Planner takes HD Map, localization, and route information data to create an origin-to-destination lane plan. Lane plan includes lane keep, lane change, lane fork/split, and lane merge modes, and notifications of lane plan modes for behavior planning. This module provides estimated-time-of-arrival (ETA) to destination, live tracking of vehicle location on the created lane plan, and perform online re-planning.
Behavior Planning And Route Planning Functions
Safety Force Field
Real world traffic is unpredictable. To be truly safe, vehicles need to be able to monitor their surroundings and shield occupants from potential hazards and collisions. The NVIDIA Safety Force Field (SFF) delivers that added layer of safety. It’s a powerful computational framework that keeps vehicles out of harm’s way and ensures they won’t contribute to or cause an unsafe situation.
The Safety Force Field (Mathematical Deep Dive) (PDF)
Developing with DRIVE Planning
How to set up
You will need:
- Install DRIVE Planning via the SDK Manager.
- Consult the Roadrunner* Users Guide (DRIVE AV → Roadrunner → Roadrunner Reference → Architecture) included in the DRIVE Software Documentation. * Roadrunner is NVIDIA’s Autonomous Driving Application developed using the DriveWorks SDK.
How to develop
|Development Tasks||Getting Started|
|Experience DRIVE Planning using Roadrunner* application||