NVIDIA DRIVE DOCUMENTATION

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This page provides access to DRIVE OS documentation for developers using NVIDIA DRIVE hardware.
See Automotive Hardware and Automotive Software for more details.
For support, please post any questions or issues in the DRIVE Developer Forum.


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Documents with a lock icon require access to the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX SDK or NVIDIA DRIVE AGX PDK Developer Program.

DRIVE AGX

NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Orin Developer Kit

DRIVE AGX Orin Developer Kit Product Brief

An overview and specifications for the DRIVE AGX Developer Kit.

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DRIVE AGX Orin Developer Kit Hardware Quick Start Guide

A guide to set up and begin using the DRIVE AGX Developer Kit.

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DRIVE AGX Orin Developer Kit Mechanical and Installation Guide

A guide to install and begin using the DRIVE AGX Developer Kit in a vehicle.

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DRIVE AGX Orin Developer Kit Regulatory Compliance and Safety Guide

Regulations and safety information for the DRIVE AGX Development Kit.

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DRIVE OS

NVIDIA DRIVE OS 6.0.5 for NVIDIA Developer

(Includes DRIVE OS 6.0.5 and DriveWorks 5.8)

Note: NVIDIA DRIVE OS and DriveWorks require access to the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX SDK Developer Program.

DRIVE OS 6.0.5 Installation Guide for NVIDIA Developer

A guide to installing DRIVE OS and setting up a DRIVE AGX system using SDK Manager or DRIVE OS Docker containers.

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DRIVE OS 6.0 SDK Migration Guide

A guide to help you migrate your applications to Orin development and reference production boards starting with DRIVE 6.0 releases.

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DRIVE OS 6.0 Developer Guide

A guide to building software applications for DRIVE OS for deployment on NVIDIA DRIVE AGX based hardware platforms.

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DriveWorks 5.8 SDK Documentation

Guides for developing AV applications that make full use of the Orin SoC using the DriveWorks SDK.

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CUDA Toolkit 11.4.18

A parallel computing platform and programming model developed by NVIDIA for general computing on graphical processing units (GPUs).

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TensorRT 8.4.12

A high-performance deep learning inference optimizer and runtime that delivers low latency, high-throughput inference for deep learning applications.

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cuDNN 8.4.1

A GPU-accelerated library of primitives for deep neural networks.

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Nsight

Tools to visualize, debug, profile, and analyze applications.

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SDK Manager

An all-in-one tool that bundles developer software and provides an end-to-end development environment setup solution for NVIDIA SDKs.

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DRIVE OS

NVIDIA DRIVE OS 6.0.5 for NVONLINE Users

(Includes DRIVE OS 6.0.5 and DriveWorks 5.8)

Note: NVIDIA DRIVE OS and DriveWorks require access to NVIDIA NVONLINE.

DRIVE OS 6.0.5 Debian Package Installation Guide for NVONLINE Users

(Document ID #1093438)

A guide to installing DRIVE OS and setting up a DRIVE AGX system from Debian Packages for NVONLINE Users.

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DRIVE OS 6.0.5 NGC Docker Container Installation Guide for NVONLINE Users

(Document ID #1093440)

A guide to installing DRIVE OS Docker Containers and setting up a DRIVE AGX system from NGC for NVONLINE Users.

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DRIVE OS 6.0 Developer Guides

A guide to building software applications for DRIVE OS for deployment on NVIDIA DRIVE AGX based hardware platforms.

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DriveWorks 5.8 SDK Documentation

Guides for developing AV applications that make full use of the Orin SoC using the DriveWorks SDK.

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Additional Documentation

Additional DRIVE OS documentation, including migration guides, can be found on NVIDIA NVONLINE.

CUDA Toolkit 11.4.18

A parallel computing platform and programming model developed by NVIDIA for general computing on graphical processing units (GPUs).

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TensorRT 8.4.12

A high-performance deep learning inference optimizer and runtime that delivers low latency, high-throughput inference for deep learning applications.

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cuDNN 8.4.1

A GPU-accelerated library of primitives for deep neural networks.

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Nsight

A tool to visualize, debug, profile, and analyze applications.

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SDK Manager

An all-in-one tool that bundles developer software and provides an end-to-end development environment setup solution for NVIDIA SDKs.

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DRIVE OS and DriveWorks

NVIDIA DRIVE OS 5.2.6 and DriveWorks 4.0

Note: NVIDIA DRIVE OS and DriveWorks require access to NVIDIA DRIVE AGX SDK Developer Program.

SDK Manager

An all-in-one tool that bundles developer software and provides an end-to-end development environment setup solution for NVIDIA SDKs.

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DRIVE OS Installation Guide for NVIDIA Developers

A guide to installing DRIVE OS and setting up a DRIVE AGX system with SDK Manager for NVIDIA Developers.

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DRIVE OS 5.2 Linux SDK Developer Guide

A guide to building software applications for DRIVE OS for deployment on NVIDIA DRIVE AGX based hardware platforms.

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Nsight Systems

A system-wide performance analysis tool designed to visualize an application’s algorithms.

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Nsight Graphics

A standalone application for the debugging, profiling, and analysis of graphics applications.

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DriveWorks 4.0 SDK

A comprehensive library of modules, developer tools, and reference applications that take advantage of the computing power of the NVIDIA DRIVE™ platform.

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CUDA Toolkit 10.2

A parallel computing platform and programming model developed by NVIDIA for general computing on graphical processing units (GPUs).

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TensorRT 6.0

A high-performance deep learning inference optimizer and runtime that delivers low latency, high-throughput inference for deep learning applications.

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cuDNN 7.6

A GPU-accelerated library of primitives for deep neural networks.

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CUDA Libraries

Documentation for various CUDA libraries.

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DRIVE Software

NVIDIA DRIVE Software 10.0

(includes DRIVE AV, DRIVE IX, DRIVE OS 5.1.6 and DriveWorks 2.2)

Note: DRIVE Software requires access to NVIDIA DRIVE AGX SDK Developer Program.

SDK Manager

An all-in-one tool that bundles developer software and provides an end-to-end development environment setup solution for NVIDIA SDKs.

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DRIVE Software Installation Guide for NVIDIA Developers

A guide to installing DRIVE OS and setting up a DRIVE AGX system with SDK Manager for NVIDIA Developers.

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DRIVE OS 5.1 Linux SDK Developer Guide

A guide to building software applications for DRIVE OS for deployment on NVIDIA DRIVE AGX based hardware platforms.

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Nsight Systems

A system-wide performance analysis tool designed to visualize an application’s algorithms.

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Nsight Graphics

A standalone application for the debugging, profiling, and analysis of graphics applications.

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DriveWorks 2.2 SDK

A comprehensive library of modules, developer tools, and reference applications that take advantage of the computing power of the NVIDIA DRIVE™ platform.

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CUDA Toolkit

A parallel computing platform and programming model developed by NVIDIA for general computing on graphical processing units (GPUs).

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TensorRT 6.3.1

A high-performance deep learning inference optimizer and runtime that delivers low latency, high-throughput inference for deep learning applications.

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cuDNN 7.6

A GPU-accelerated library of primitives for deep neural networks.

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DRIVE AV

Provides capabilities for perception, mapping, and planning utilizing the DriveWorks SDK.

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DRIVE AR/IX/Hub

Augmented reality software for the automotive cockpit and intelligent eXperiences for driver assistance.

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DRIVE OS

NVIDIA DRIVE OS 5.2.6

Note: NVIDIA DRIVE OS software requires access to NVIDIA NVONLINE.

SDK Manager

An all-in-one tool that bundles developer software and provides an end-to-end development environment setup solution for NVIDIA SDKs.

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DRIVE OS Installation Guide for NVONLINE Users

A guide to installing DRIVE OS and setting up a DRIVE AGX system with SDK Manager for NVIDIA Developers.

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DRIVE OS 5.2 Linux SDK Developer Guide

A guide to building software applications for DRIVE OS for deployment on NVIDIA DRIVE AGX based hardware platforms.

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Nsight Systems

A system-wide performance analysis tool designed to visualize an application’s algorithms.

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Nsight Graphics

A standalone application for the debugging, profiling, and analysis of graphics applications.

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CUDA Toolkit 10.2

A parallel computing platform and programming model developed by NVIDIA for general computing on graphical processing units (GPUs).

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cuDNN 7.6

A GPU-accelerated library of primitives for deep neural networks.

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CUDA Libraries

Documentation for various CUDA libraries.

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DRIVE Sim

Note: NVIDIA DRIVE Sim software is released through a limited Early Access Program. For more information on DRIVE Sim, click here.