Autonomous Vehicle Development Now Speedier with NVIDIA DRIVE PX on Wheels
Self-driving cars will make transportation easy. But building an autonomous vehicle is arduous.
That’s why we’ve partnered with AutonomouStuff, a supplier of components used within autonomy systems, to make DRIVE PX on Wheels available to researchers and developers working to revolutionize transportation.
DRIVE PX on Wheels is a kit available in three flavors — advanced, basic and custom — that makes the transition to autonomy as smooth as possible. Each comes with a vehicle configured by AutonomouStuff with sensors and our end-to-end autonomous driving platform, that’s ready to go on day one, allowing developers to focus on creating their own self-driving solutions…
…The advanced kit begins with a Ford Fusion, which is loaded with a NVIDIA DRIVE PX AI car computer, as well as cameras, LIDAR, radar, navigation sensors and a drive-by-wire system.
The NVIDIA DriveWorks software development kit (SDK), which comes pre-installed in DRIVE PX, gives developers a foundation for building applications, including computationally intensive algorithms for object detection, map localization, and path planning. AutonomouStuff installs DRIVE PX, so that developers can instantly access the reference applications, tools and library modules in the SDK.
The advanced kit offers an extensive array of sensors and peripherals for data acquisition, storage, and development of applications ranging from Level 3 to Level 5 autonomy. Instead of spending months setting up sensors or calibrating software, developers can jump straight to building their own applications.