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Autopilot simulation!

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by lunitiks, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. lunitiks

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    #1 lunitiks, Sep 24, 2017
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    I think this topic deserves a thread of its own.

    In September 2017, Mike and @Caleb Elston at the Tesla Show did an excellent podcast on Autopilot simulation (highly recommended listening).

    I was struck by the huge potential this simulation stuff seems to have.

    Please note that there's currently four job listings at Tesla.com that has to do with Autopilot simulation:
    I'll mash up some quotes in case the links die:
    So what do you guys think?

    What are Tesla's advantages and disadvantages, and how important is this stuff?

    Watch this video from 23:10
     
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    Google has been doing this for years as well FYI. I believe comma.ai is also doing the exact same thing.
     
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    They are late if they are just starting this...
     
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    NVIDIA showing off structure from motion in sim:



    Same concept, but in Texas Instruments' "simulator"

     
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    "Super real-time simulation" Nvidia @GTC 2018 today (Oct' 10, 2017)
    300,000 miles in 5 hours > Every single paved road in U.S. in 2 Days (hence "super real-time")
    GPU Technology Conference
    Watch from: 1:38:54

    super real-time simulation.jpg
     
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    1 petaflop x 8 machines x 60 seconds x 60 minutes x 5 hours = 144,000,000,000,000,000,000 calcs

    That's insane
     
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    Here's the thing that springs to mind again and again...

    How much of what Tesla is doing FSD wise... is Nvidia helping in?
     
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    Very good question. Actually that's exactly what I hope people will help shed light on in here
     
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    I always assumed the FSD video was based on Nvidia code to some extent, but of course unknown really...

    They did have that close Nvidia collaboration and Nvidia had been working on self-driving for a while now...

    Model X mule(s) show signs of nVidia Tegra X1 Drive PX platform - no rear mirror!

    ...do note the interior camera on this 2015 image I posted on TMC back then... ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I can't even imagine how the dynamics of that relationship work. Tesla hasn't even implemented a solution based on Nvidia's offerings and they're already talking about ditching them for a chip that doesn't even exist yet from AMD.

    I don't get it, but then again I don't even have a name yet for my car company :(
     
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    Yeah, there was some discussion in Open AI because the released code was sudden all pulled and people were hoping it can return after working things out with Rockstar. Unfortunately, reading that post it seems like that part is dead.

    Here's a whole article on Rockstar taking down various self-driving car projects using its engine:
    Grand Theft Auto V: The Rise And Fall Of The DIY Self-Driving Car Lab

    This one still seems to be alive though:
    GitHub - ai-tor/DeepGTAV: A plugin for GTAV that transforms it into a vision-based self-driving car research environment.
     
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