CES 2022: TuSimple uses Nvidia technology to build intelligent vehicles
Nvidia said Tuesday that autonomous truck company TuSimple is using the Nvidia Orin Drive chip system (SoC) to enhance its Level 4 autonomous truck applications. TuSimple is one of several partners now using Nvidia technology to build intelligent vehicles, Nvidia said at CES.
Just last month in Arizona, TuSimple completed its first fully autonomous semi-truck run on open public roads with no vehicle and no human intervention. Achieving this milestone is a critical first step in scaling automated truck operations on the TuSimple Autonomous Automation Network (AFN).
Now, the company says it is advancing the development of its AFN with Orin SoCs. It uses the SoC to develop a scalable autonomous land manager (ADC) designed specifically for its Level 4 autonomous truck applications. The ADC is largely a major union of autonomous semi-trucks. It processes hundreds of TOPS, including mission-critical understanding, design, and acting activities.
At the same time, Nvidia announced several car partners manufacturing product-ready designs with the Hyperion 8 Drive platform, which is a reference and sensor-based architecture for self-driving systems. Nvidia's Drive scaling partners include Desay, Flex, Quanta, Valeo, and ZF.
The Hyperion Drive 8 platform includes 12 state-of-the-art cameras, 12 ultrasonics, nine radars, three built-in sensors, and one front-facing lid. Nvidia's new scaling partners will help make it possible for the platform to start production so early this year.
The company also identified a number of new energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturers embracing the Hyperion platform, including Polestar, IM Motors, Li Auto, NIO, R Auto, and Xpeng.