At its GTC 21 event, the company launched its latest 1000-TOPS Drive Atlan system-on-a-chip, updates on Drive Orin SoC applications at Volvo Cars and Faraday Future, and streamlining of AV ecosystem, development, and simulation.
Nvidia’s GTC kicks off today with a keynote by Jensen Huang, Founder and CEO.
The annual event, which brings together the world of AI experts and startups in many industries, is getting an increasing injection of automotive technology as vehicles migrate from mechanical/electrical to software-defined products that are safer, more customizable, and continually get better through OTA (over-the-air) updates. The company is positioning itself as it says vehicles are becoming “data center on wheels” in the next giant leap in compute innovation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nvidia has shifted GTC to an all-digital event this year. The physical event typically saw about 10,000 people attend, but the switch to digital has enabled over 150,000 people to register. According to Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive at Nvidia, this year there are more than 1500 sessions, about 150 of those on automotive subjects.
“Nvidia has a complete end-to-end platform, and this is not just technology for autonomous vehicles, inside the vehicle itself, but really extends throughout the data center,” said Shapiro, summing up the automotive news coming out of GTC this year. “It involves the whole development pipeline from collecti
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