Nvidia has released a new video showcasing its own autonomous driving simulation platform DRIVE. The platform allows developers to test and validate millions of detailed simulations in a datacenter.
According to a recent announcement, the system uses photorealistic simulation to create a safer, more scalable, and more cost-effective way to bring self-driving cars to our roads.
The platform is made up of two different components DRIVE Constellation and DRIVE Sim. Working together, these create what the company calls a "hardware-in-the-loop" system. In this feedback loop, simulated sensor data flows into a computer system 30 times a second, is processed, and is sent back in real-time to control the virtual vehicle.
The platform is currently only available to automakers, tier 1 suppliers, startups, and research institutions.