Self-driving cars are making their ways onto roads around the world, and the Nvidia Drive PX Pegasus computer shows just how near and inevitable the autonomous vehicles will soon be. The artificial intelligence computer is designed expressly to serve as the mind within autonomous vehicles, piloting them through a combination of built-in hardware and carefully programmed software capabilities.
There are six levels of autonomous vehicles as defined by SAE, an international automobile standards organization. At the bottom are vehicles that do things like sending collision warnings without actually taking control of the vehicle, and at the highest are vehicles that require no human interference of any sort. The Nvidia Drive PX Pegasus is designed to control the latter, meaning that it will likely be one of the main computers for things like autonomous taxis.