NVIDIA plans to launch a new Drive Atlan in-vehicle chip in 2025


An autonomous-driving Lincoln MKZ equipped with Nvidia technology gives demonstration rides during the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus-RC1E398F83A0

An autonomous-driving Lincoln MKZ equipped with Nvidia technology gives demonstration rides during the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus-RC1E398F83A0

Although the Orin chip previously announced by NVIDIA will not start appearing in consumer-grade cars until next year, at the GTC event earlier today, officials have already announced the next-generation Drive processor. This generation of products will be named Atlan, and the current plan is to launch the market in 2025. According to NVIDIA’s introduction, it will be equipped with a new generation of GPU architecture and ARM CPU cores, as well as BlueField data processing unit, which can assist AI operations to further enhance the car’s self-driving performance.

Not only that, NVIDIA also stated that the computing power of this solution will exceed 1,000 TOPS, and the figure alone is equivalent to that of the data center. For comparison, the aforementioned Orin computing power is 254TOPS, which shows that Atlan’s improvement is still very obvious. With Atlan’s blessing, vehicles will be able to achieve the so-called “software-defined” effect through continuous OTA updates. In addition, in order to facilitate the upgrade, Atlan will also use the same CUDA and TensorRT API as the existing Drive chip.

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