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NVIDIA Supercharges Autonomous System Development with Omniverse Cloud APIs

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🏢 Organizations: NVIDIA, SICK, CARLA, MathWorks, MITRE, Foretellix, Voxel51

With Omniverse Cloud APIs, developers can enhance the workflows they’re already using with high-fidelity sensor simulation to tackle the challenge of developing full-stack autonomy. This not only streamlines the development process but also lowers the barriers to entry for companies of virtually all sizes developing autonomous machines.

Developers and software vendors such as CARLA, MathWorks, MITRE, Foretellix and Voxel51 underscore the broad appeal of these APIs in autonomous vehicles. CARLA is an open-source AV simulator used by more than 100,000 developers. With Omniverse Cloud APIs, CARLA users can enhance their existing workflows with high-fidelity sensor simulation. Similarly, MITRE, a nonprofit that operates federally funded R&D centers and is dedicated to improving safety in technology, is building a Digital Proving Ground for the AV industry to validate self-driving solutions. The DPG will use the Omniverse APIs to enable core sensor simulation capabilities for their developers. MathWorks and Foretellix provide critical simulation tools for authoring, executing, monitoring, and debugging of testing scenarios. As the GTC 2024 demo showed, combining such simulation and test automation tools with the APIs forms a powerful test environment for AV development. And, by integrating the APIs with Voxel51’s FiftyOne platform, developers can easily visualize and organize ground-truth data generated in simulation for streamlined training and testing.

Leading industrial-sensor solution provider SICK AG is working on integrating these APIs in its sensor development process to reduce the number of physical prototypes, iterate quickly on design modifications and validate the eventual performance. These validated sensor models can eventually be used by autonomous systems developers in their applications.

Developers will also have access to sensor models from a variety of manufacturers, including lidar makers Hesai, Innoviz Technologies, Luminar, MicroVision, Robosense, and Seyond, visual sensor suppliers OMNIVISION, onsemi, and Sony Semiconductor Solutions, and Continental, FORVIA HELLA, and Arbe for radar.

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