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Tesla Motors' Model S to Feature NVIDIA Tegra Processors

published: 2011-01-17 14:55

NVIDIA 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

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