«Everything the vehicle “sees” with its sensors, all of the images, mapping data, and audio material picked up by its cameras, needs to be processed by giant PCs in order for the vehicle to make split-second decisions. All this processing must be done with multiple levels of redundancy to ensure the highest level of safety. This is why so many self-driving operators prefer SUVs, minivans, and other large wheelbase vehicles: autonomous cars need enormous space in the trunk for their big “brains.”. But Nvidia claims to have shrunk down its GPU, making it an easier fit for production vehicles».
Source : Nvidia says its new supercomputer will enable the highest level of automated driving – The Verge