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Nvidia launches PX Pegasus chip for autonomous vehicle level 5

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Nvidia launches Pegasus PX chip as the latest generation platform for fully autonomous cars. The graphics chip maker based in Santa Clara on Tuesday unveiled the first computer processor to develop fully autonomous vehicles and has more than 25 customers building a new class of autonomous vehicles for cars, robotaxis and long-haul trucks.

Tinuku Nvidia launches PX Pegasus chip for autonomous vehicle level 5

Nvidia also said DHL Group as a logistics company and ZF as an automotive parts supplier plans to deploy an autonomous truck fleet based on PX Pegasus chip starting in 2019. Pegasus is a multi-chip platform the size of a car number plate and processes 320 trillion data operations per second.

The company says the latest processor will be used to run a level 5 autonomous car capable of navigating on public roads without the need for steering wheels, brake pedals and humans. Level 3 still requires steering wheel and driver, while level 4 without driver on special road.

Nvidia's automotive director, Danny Shapiro, said more than 25 first customers using the Pegasus platform will focus on robotaxis to be built without steering and brake wheels. Automakers have begun to develop and test software algorithms.

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