Nvidia has introduced latest chipset for autonomous cars dubbed as Xavier. The SoC is said to make vehicles smart and even satisfy all-important safety regulations.
Xavier integrates a new GPU architecture called Volta, a custom 8 core CPU architecture, and a new computer vision accelerator. The processor will deliver 20 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of performance, while consuming only 20 watts of power. Xavier is designed to be compliant with critical automotive standards, such as the ISO 26262 functional safety specification. It comes equipped with 7 billion transistors and is manufactured using 16nm FinFET process technology. Xavier AI processor will be able to replace today’s DRIVE PX 2 configured with dual mobile SoCs and dual discrete GPUs at a fraction of the power consumption.
Xavier will bring self-driving car technology to automakers, tier 1 suppliers, startups and R&D organizations that are building autonomous vehicles, whether cars, trucks, shuttles or taxis. Xavier samples will be available the fourth quarter of 2017 to automakers, tier 1 suppliers, startups and research institutions who are developing self-driving cars