we All know that the Volkswagen Group is changing address business strategy. If before it all revolved around the diesel they now want to go towards the electric vehicle and the self-employed. The Dieselgate has forced this change of rudder, and as a sign of his eagerness to enhance his image are already working to recover the lost time. Your future range of electric vehicles is already taking shape and will soon be a reality, but their autonomous cars are a step behind in terms of development.
To solve this problem the German consortium has been put to work with one of the firms who wants to be a reference in terms of car driving is concerned. NVIDIA, competing natural Intel Inside, wants to be a reference to the design of the software and technologies needed for the cars to be autonomous, it seems that the work they are doing is already bearing its first fruits.
Both Audi such as NVIDIA, have been brought to the CES Las Vegas a functional prototype of the Audi Q7 in standalone version. This vehicle would be equipped with a computer with the latest technology of NVIDIA, and thanks to its learning system could allow the driver to have four levels of autonomy. So in the most basic (level 0) the driver would be the one that would perform all the steps relating to the driving and in the most advanced (level 4) the vehicle would be the one that would take the control of the controllers.
The software created by NVIDIA to make autonomous cars is called DriveWorks and he (along systems, LIDAR and cameras support) you can read the road and make decisions about driving in real time on the basis of that made by other drivers, traffic lights, pedestrians, and other individuals who are near the vehicle. All of this supported by the database mapping with all the maps of roads that exist in the cloud (Tom Tom, Baidú and Zenrin).
To produce this prototype in the technology fair in las Vegas have been testing in the united States the test car BB8 NVIDIA. According to the director of NVIDIA, this vehicle is the most complex machine ever made by the firm devoted to the design of software for computers.
Source – Audi