Nvidia temporarily stops field tests self-driving cars

Submitted by Robbie Pyckhout on Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:31

After the fatal accident with a self-driving car from Uber last week, Nvidia will stop testing autonomous cards for a while. Uber is making use of the Nvidia platform in his self-driving cars. Nvidia tested self-driving cars in US, Japan and Germany, and are still certain of the postponed success of the self-driving car.

"Ultimately, autonomous driving will be safer than when people are behind the wheel," [...]"We temporarily suspend testing our cars on public roads." In the meantime, Nvidia will continue collecting data all over the world through human-controlled cars.

The police is currently investigating the accident that happened during a Uber practice test. Last week a pedestrian died in the US because a self-driving car not stopping in time. Also Toyota announced to temporarily stop the public field testing. According to the automaker, the incident may have an emotional effect on test drivers. Information from sensors, cameras and microphones are processed by computers of Nvidia, this data must be processed in a fraction of a second to make the right decision. This might need some technical improvement which Nvidia is confident to provide in the future.

 

 

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