Self-driving cars are “almost a solved problem, – said the head of the company Tesla Motors, Elon Musk at the GTC 2015 conference in San Jose, California. “We know what to do, and we’ll be there in a few years,”.

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Tesla Motors never afraid of this type of technology. Cars Model S 85D and 60D will be equipped with an autonomous system for parking. Elon Musk admitted that we definitely do not intend at this stage to finish – we want to beat Google at its own game. In a word: to conquer the market for computer-controlled cars. – “Tesla is a leader in the field of electric cars and will also be a leader for autonomous vehicles. “.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

According to Elon Musk Self-tracking the cars are (nearest) future. Visionary bode even that, over time, that is, when computer-controlled cars are safer than those driven by humans, we cannot even wait for the situation in which the latter are legally not allowed to move. Although, as he admitted: “I hope not”.

It is no coincidence that Musk used Nvidia’s conference to give a few words about cars led by artificial intelligence. The GPU giant is going nuts for deep-learning AI, and just officially unveiled its Titan X graphics card, which it hopes engineers and scientists will use in machine learning.

The company NVIDIA showed Drive PX, which provide a useful basis for computer-controlled cars. The Drive PX features two beefy NVIDIA Tegra X1 processors, aimed at self-aware cars.

Each Tegra X1 contains four high-performance 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 compute cores, and four power-efficient Cortex-A53s, lashed together using Nvidia’s own interconnect, and 256 Maxwell GPU cores.


Nvidia CEO with Drive PX

The objective is that the manufacturer to have a fleet of vehicles – each with 12 cameras, radar and LIDAR systems. All data derived from them are then sent to the cloud-based service analyzing. There has developed a neural network in such a way as to understand the behavior of cars and traffic situations and able to react accordingly.

What if the car does not know what to do? Then Drive PX platform allows you to upload images and other data to the cloud live where appropriate calculations are made. The vehicle has to receive a quick response, and the next time such a situation will no longer be able to fully respond.

Tesla knew how to make cars, NVIDIA knows how to teach them self-driving. The cooperation of these companies can do the whole process of implementation of autonomous vehicles significantly accelerated. Would you like to make it happen?