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NVIDIA has introduced a platform for creating autonomous cars

The platform includes a computer architecture, a set of sensors, and Chauffeur and Concierge applications. The system is completely open and consists of modules according to which customers can choose what they need.  

Due to the developers, DRIVE Hyperion takes software-defined vehicle architectures to a new level. 

The programmable architecture, designed for production cars in 2026, is built on several DRIVE Atlan computers to provide intelligent driving and functionality in the cabin. 

With Atlan, the platform more than twice exceeds the performance of the current architecture based on DRIVE Orin. This computing computer is capable of handling Level 4 autonomous driving, as well as the convenience and safety features provided by the Concierge application. 

DRIVE Atlan is a solution for secure and reliable AI computing, combining all NVIDIA technologies in AI, automotive, robotics, security and BlueField data centers. 

Using NVIDIA's high-performance  GPU (graphic processing unit) architecture, Arm processor cores, and deep learning and computer vision accelerators, it provides sufficient computing power for redundant and diverse deep neural networks and leaves room for developers to continue adding features and improvements. 

DRIVE Hyperion is the nervous system of the car, and DRIVE Atlan serves as the brain.  

The updated sensor suite includes a volumetric imaging radar, improved cameras with a higher frame rate, two additional side lidars and improved undercarriage sensing. 

In total, the DRIVE Hyperion 9 architecture includes 14 cameras, 9 radars, 3 lidars and 20 ultrasonic devices for automated and autonomous driving, as well as 3 cameras and 1 radar for internal sensing.