Immediately at Nvidia’s GTC convention the corporate unveiled a wild know-how demo and it’s straight out of Black Panther. Merely put, a driver utilizing digital actuality was remotely controlling a automotive in actual life.
“He’s not with us,” Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, stated pointing the driver on the stage. “He’s this digital world by means of dwell video.”
The motive force was sitting on the stage of the conference heart carrying an HTC Vive and seated in a cockpit-like automotive with a steering wheel. Utilizing Nvidia’s Holodeck software program, a automotive was loaded (the identical Lexus utilized in Black Panther). Then, a video feed appeared displaying a Ford Fusion behind the conference heart.
The demo on the present was primary however labored. The motive force in VR had seemingly full management over the car and managed to drive it, dwell however slowly, round a non-public lot. He navigated round a van, drove just a few hundred ft and parked the automotive.
The automotive was empty the entire time.
Nvidia didn’t element any of the platforms operating the techniques nor did he introduced availability. The demo was only a proof of idea. Jensen even exclaimed “we don’t know what to name it. What will we name it?”
Self-driving know-how is an enormous marketplace for Nvidia, and the corporate is a frontrunner in supplying know-how. And demos like this are a good way to maintain the eye on the corporate’s capabilities.