CES 2011: NVIDIA to Be at Heart of Infotainment Systems in Next-Gen BMW & Tesla Veichles

January 4, 2011 by | Comments

NVIDIA today at CES 2011 announced distinct partnerships with BMW and Tesla, to supply officially NVIDIA GPUs in next-gen vehicles infotainment systems.

NVIDIA GPUs will power BMW’s in-car navigation systems to deliver vivid graphics with detailed terrain models, landmarks and a stunning new interface. NVIDIA processors will be found throughout BMW’s range of models, including the 7-Series, 5-Series, 3-Series, Mini Cooper line and X-Series of sports activity vehicles.

BMW’s iDrive will feature high resolution visuals, real-time traffic reporting and navigation information. iDrive is the intelligent control concept that makes it intuitively simple to use a BMW’s in-car features. Its ability to clearly show the most relevant details and make anticipatory decisions to assist the driver will allow BMW owners to drive more safely and focus on the joy of driving.

Highlights / Key Facts:

  •  Powered by NVIDIA GPUs, the BMW iDrive system provides:
    • Visually rich, next-generation user interface
    • Advanced state-of-the-art graphics for navigation and vehicle-information systems
    • High resolution display (1280×600)
    • Fast user-interface response time
  • At CES 2011, see a sneak preview of the BMW 5-Series, showcasing the very latest graphics technologies at NVIDIA’s outdoor exhibit — Central Plaza booth # CP7. 

As for Tesla, NVIDIA will supply Tegra™ processors, powering the infotainment, navigation and instrument-cluster systems in the Tesla Model S, the first sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Built around the driver, the Model S is the premium sedan, evolved. Its infotainment system features a 17-inch touch-screen center console — the largest display ever in a car — providing vivid 3D graphics. 

In addition to its unrivaled graphics capability, the Tegra processor provides exceptional energy efficiency, a critically important feature for electric cars. One processor will be used to power the infotainment and navigation systems, and another for the instrument cluster.

The infotainment and navigation systems feature:

  • 17-inch high resolution display, the largest display ever in a car
  • Responsive touchscreen with a fully intuitive user interface
  • Connected navigation with live traffic, points of interest and weather
  • Touchscreen-based climate-control system

The all-digital instrument cluster features:

  • Ultra high-resolution, driver-friendly 12.3″ LCD display
  • Advanced 3D graphics providing data about the vehicle

–(NVIDIA Corporation)–

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