Accelerating Autonomous Vehicle Safety

In the field of computer vision (CV), an ongoing challenge is to build systems that can extract meaningful information from images as humans do, like distinguishing a street sign from a stop sign, or identifying lane boundaries.   … Read more

AI Predicts Future Lane Changes of Other Drivers

In work sponsored by Toyota, University of Michigan researchers developed a deep learning framework trained on GPUs to anticipate maneuvers of other highway vehicles up to three seconds into the future, such as performing left or right lane changes or staying in the same lan … Read more

NVIDIA Looking For World’s Best AI Startup

At the 2018 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose on March 26-29, the NVIDIA Inception virtual accelerator program will host a $1 million competition to find this year’s best AI startup across three categories: Healthcare, Autonomous Systems, and Enterpris … Read more

Fast INT8 Inference for Autonomous Vehicles with TensorRT 3

Autonomous driving demands safety, and a high-performance computing solution to process sensor data with extreme accuracy. Researchers and developers creating deep neural networks (DNNs) for self driving must optimize their networks to ensure low-latency inference and energy efficiency. Thanks to a new Python API in NVIDIA TensorRT, this process just became easier … Read more

Training AI for Self-Driving Vehicles: The Challenge of Scale

Modern deep neural networks, such as those used in self-driving vehicles, require a mind boggling amount of computational power. Today a single computer, like NVIDIA DGX-1, can achieve computational performance on par with the world’s biggest supercomputers in the year 2010 (“Top 500”, 2010). Even though this technological advance is unprecedented, it is being dwarfed … Read more

Speed to Safety: Autonomous RC Car Aids Emergency Evacuation

By Abhinav Ayalur, Isaac Wilcove, Lynn Dang, Ricky Avina The alarm is ringing. You smell smoke and see people running for the exit, but you don’t do the same. Why? Because you’re the fire marshal. As the fire circles, you have the responsibility of making sure everyone gets out safely before you can save yourself … Read more

AI Co-Pilot: RNNs for Dynamic Facial Analysis

NVIDIA AI Co-Pilot combines deep learning and visual computing to enable augmented driving — using sensor data from a microphone inside the car, and interior/exterior cameras to track the environment around the driver … Read more

Satellite Images Help Track a Vehicle

Researchers from the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC) and Carnegie Mellon University developed a deep learning-based method that locates a ground vehicle by using satellite imagery as the only prior knowledge of the environment … Read more