Nvidia has brought a scene from Marvel’s hit movie “Black Panther” to life, demonstrating a car being driven remotely by someone wearing a VR headset.
The demo at the 2018 GPU Technology Conference was so fresh Nvidia didn’t even have a name for whatever it was doing.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang was hosting a discussion on autonomous technologies when he revealed footage of a driverless Ford Fusion pootling around a parking lot.
Huang then directed the audience’s attention to the right of the screen, and “the invisible man”. Here’s the moment:
Nvidia’s Holodeck software powered the magic, which included representing the Ford virtually as a Lexus LC 500 like the one used in “Black Panther”.
Huang told the audience the driver could “see all of his hands and get a full perspective of everything that’s going on in the car”.
“In the future, we can represent all kinds of lidar systems and everything.”