Deep Learning for Autonomous Cars

Nvidia is making strides into the Deep Learning industry by developping high performance hardware to run some serious calculations. It is amazing to realize that the company known for graphic cards is now also active in these areas. From a tech point of view it makes sense though; the cards are king in computing power.

The latest product from Nvidia is specifically targetted at Deep Learning; this card beats the current top video card by a mere factor of 12. Good for things like learning cars and to drive on their own.

Nvidia unveils new deep learning system for supercomputers - From ReadWrite

"The final cost comes to $129,000 for the system, and will be available in June. We suspect no augmented reality or self-driving car manufacturers will be interested, unless they plan to sell their product at a massive loss or at a unsellable price point."

It is a bit steep to manufacture a product around it for the consumer market, but at least for the testing of this technology or for fleet based companies like NuTonomy this can make sense still. Pending on the approval of Singapore they are close to start a Level 4 Autonomous Taxi Fleet.