Self-driving cars are powered by video game technology

One of the key ingredients to the self-driving car came from a sector you might not expect: video games. According to a report by The Washington Post, that high-end graphics processing unit in your computer or game console is the same tech used to power self-driving cars. The GPU began humbly, as a way of rendering game graphics. GPUs are capable of handling multiple processes in a way central processors simply aren’t. Now they’re replacing multiple standalone processors to handle functions in self-driving cars. GPUs were originally used in cars as part of the entertainment system. However, as vehicles become…

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