Wednesday, November 14, 2018

NVIDIA Xavier Achieves Another Milestone for Safe Self-Driving

The end product isn’t what makes a new technology safe. It’s everything that goes into a product — from design to development to manufacturing. That’s why global safety experts at German agency TÜV SÜD have assessed the development process for the NVIDIA Xavier system-on-a-chip (SoC), the world’s first processor for autonomous driving, and approved it as suitable for building a safe product.

With the completion of this step, Xavier is one approval step away from being the most complicated SoC to demonstrate compliance with international safety standards. NVIDIA approached the assessment of Xavier as a three-step process. In April, TÜV SÜD deemed the processor’s safety architecture suitable for use in safety applications. With today’s announcement, the assessment of the development process applied to Xavier has been completed. The final step, assessment of the Xavier implementation, will start soon.