NVIDIA has announced that NVIDIA Tegra processors will power 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
Note: CES 2011 attendees will be able to view the Model S outside the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Central Plaza, booth # CP7.
Furthermore, BMW of North America and NVIDIA have recently announced a partnership that puts NVIDIA GPUs in navigation and vehicle-information systems across all next-generation BMW cars worldwide.