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NVIDIA unveils its powerful Xavier SOC for self-driving cars

NVIDIA unveils its powerful Xavier SOC for self-driving cars
From Engadget - January 7, 2018

The Xavier has over 9 billion transistors with a custom 8-core CPU, a 512-core Volta GPU, an 8K HDR video processor, a deep-learning accelerator and new computer-vision accelerators. NVIDIA says the SOC can perform 30 trillion operations per second using only 30 watts of power. NVIDIA says that's 15 times more efficient than the previous architecture. Important for EVs where everything that pulls from the battery reduces vehicle range.

All those huge numbers means that the Xavier can crunch more sensor and vehicle data for the AI systems that will power self-driving vehicles. That should make OEMs and ride-hailing companies working on autonomous cars very happy. Artificial intelligence is already processor intensive. Add the non-stop stream of data coming from sensors and cars are topping out the capabilities of current computers.

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