NVIDIA reveals Tesla will adopt the NVIDIA Tegra SoC for the infotainment system of its Model S sedan:
NVIDIA announced today that NVIDIA(R) Tegra(TM) 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
CES 2011 attendees will be able to view the Model S outside the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Central Plaza, booth # CP7.