Friday, August 16, 2019

NVIDIA AI Powers Growing Student Racing Competition

From rear wings to engine placement, certain design aspects of race cars are fundamental for speed. In the world of driverless racing, that element is NVIDIA. At the third annual Formula Student Driverless racing competition this month in Hockenheimring, Germany, 70 percent of the teams — including the winning team ETH Zurich — relied on NVIDIA GPUs.

The high-performance, energy-efficient AI hardware made it possible for the university teams to run a wide array of algorithms in-vehicle, navigating the track at racing speeds. The FSD competition is a growing part of the FSG international design event, which draws 4,000 students from 25 countries.