NVIDIA Corp announced the debut of a smaller and more efficient artificial intelligence (AI) system for self-driving cars that would operate Baidu's navigation and autonomous vehicle technology. According to a Reuters report, Nvidia debuted its new Drive PX 2 at the GPU Technology Conference in Beijing. Chinese web giant Baidu will roll out the in-vehicle computer as its autonomous driving computer system. Nvidia's latest Drive PX 2 computer, which launched in January, uses 10 watts of power and is half the size of the original version.

The specs and story behind the Roborace autonomous car and its Nvidia Drive PX 2 brains


Nvidia's Drive PX 2 platform offers scalable power for autonomous driving. When Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed the Roborace partnership at the company's GPU Technology Conference Tuesday morning, he also brandished one of the Drive PX 2 modules that goes inside the car, which included two enticingly unannounced Pascal GPUs. In the Roborace car, Shapiro added, Drive PX 2 also takes advantage of the cooling system for the car's battery. At Nvidia GTC, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang held up a Drive PX 2 supercomputer for autonomous driving.