May 26, 2022

Nvidia has launched a new mapping platform that will provide the autonomous automotive industry with more than 300,000 miles of road coverage in North America, Europe and Asia by 2024. Founder and director jensen Huang said at a GTC company event on Tuesday.

A platform called Drive Map aims to provide high-end autonomous driving. DriveMap is open not only to existing Nvidia customers, but also complements the company’s existing solutions for the AV industry.

At the same event, the company announced the next generation of Drive Hyperion, Nvidia sensors and self-driving toolkits used by Mercedes, Volvo, JiDoo, and on Tuesday BYD and Lucid Motors announced a host of smart driving technologies and advanced features. to the driver. help work.

AV companies such as TuSimple, WeRide, Zoox and DeepRoute.ai are also Hyperion customers.

DriveMap is the result of Nvidia’s acquisition last year of DeepMap, a high-definition mapping startup. The tool delivers centimeter-level accuracy by combining DeepMap’s precise mapping with anonymous, crowd-sourced mapping data from all vehicles using the Nvidia Hyperion architecture. The mapping tool has three levels of localization—camera, lidar, and radar—to provide the redundancy needed for autonomy.

All Nvidia customer data is constantly uploaded to the cloud while driving. It is then assembled and uploaded to Nvidia Omniverse, the company’s open platform built for virtual collaboration and physically accurate real-time simulation, and used to update the map so the car has the correct localization. That being said, Nvidia can quickly increase its mapping footprint.

In addition, Omniverse uses automated content creation tools to create a detailed map, which is then converted into a viewable simulation environment that can be used with an Nvidia Drive SIM card, which is End Autonomous’ end-to-end vehicle simulation platform.

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