Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NVIDIA DRIVE PX Gets Inside Track with Self-Driving Racecars

Rain, even several days of torrential downpours, wasn’t about to end the parade of driverless vehicle events at this year’s Formula Student Germany competition. Teams of university students have been working tirelessly for months to get to ready for the competition, which wrapped up Sunday in Hockenheim, Germany, about an hour’s drive south of Frankfurt.

They designed, built and trained small, formula-style cars, hoping for glory. Arriving to sunny skies, they unloaded their cars from trailers and readied themselves for the competitions to follow. And then came the rain. But it didn’t stop them, or their cars. Nor did it diminish the crowds, who huddled underneath sponsor tents or donned raingear while screaming encouragement from the stands. The show had to go on, and the driverless technology was up to the challenge.