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.
It uses the computing horsepower of two different servers to deliver a cloud-based computing platform, which is said to be capable of generating billions of miles of autonomous vehicle testing.
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.