Continental is supercharging the development of driver-assistance tech

No self-driving cars are available today, but like it or not, they’re coming. Automakers and supplier companies around the world are hard at work developing the technology that will enable these autonomous machines. Accelerating its own efforts, German firm Continental has set up a new supercomputer specifically for developing advanced driver-assistance technologies.

The unit in question is built around more than 50 Nvidia DGX systems and has been up and running since the beginning of the year. This supercomputer dramatically increases Continental’s number-crunching capabilities. In the same amount of time, researchers can now run more than 14 times as many tests as they could before.