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.
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DRIVE OS

NVIDIA DRIVE OS 6.0.3.0

(Includes DRIVE OS 6.0.3.0 and DriveWorks 5.4)

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

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DRIVE OS 6.0.3.0 Debian Package Installation Guide for NVONLINE

(Document ID #1086395)

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 6.0.3.0 NGC Docker Container Installation Guide for NVONLINE

(Document ID #1086396)

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

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The following documentation with a lock icon requires access to NVIDIA DRIVE AGX PDK Developer Program.

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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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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DRIVE OS 5.x to 6.0 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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DriveWorks 5.4 SDK Reference Documentation

A guide for developing AV software using the DriveWorks 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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DriveWorks 5.4 SDK System Task Manager (STM) User Guide

A guide for scheduling deterministic applications that make full use of the Orin SoC.

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DriveWorks 5.4 SDK Compute Graph Framework (CGF) Reference Documentation

A guide for developing graph-based AV applications with the DriveWorks Compute Graph Framework.

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CUDA Toolkit 11.4

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

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TensorRT 8.4.10

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 8.3.3

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 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.

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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 Installation Guide for NVIDIA Developer Users

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

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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.

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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 Software Installation Guide for NVIDIA Developer Users

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

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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.

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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 Installation Guide for NVONLINE Users

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

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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 OS with DriveWorks for DRIVE PX 2

NVIDIA DRIVE OS 5.0.10.3

Note: NVIDIA DRIVE OS software requires access to NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 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 5.0 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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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

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

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Developer Tools

NVIDIA Nsight Systems, Tegra Graphics Debugger, NVIDIA System Profiler.

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Open Source Software

Documentation for compiling the Linux Kernel source, and building cross toolchains.

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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.