NVIDIA‘s been bigging up its new hardware for tablets today, but it’s branching into another form of mobile computing too: cars. The graphics guru has struck a deal with Audi to put its Tegra chip inside all is new motors from 2012, and we got an early preview of what to expect. Read on for the photos.
Within two years, all of Audi’s cars will feature a dashboard satnav and entertainment rig fuelled by NVIDIA’s Tegra GPU. We were shown a mockup cockpit with the technology inside. On ignition, a satnav size screen will rise up out of the dash. It does regular navigation, of course, but it’s capable incredible, 3D swooping views in Google Earth, and also has a clean UI for browsing through all your media.
The system, called 3G MMI, will let you play back music from an iPod, CD, SD card or USB key, and allow passengers to watch DVDs and online video. The tech will also appear in other Audi motors, including Volkswagens, Bentleys, Skodas and even Lamborghinis if you’re feeling flush.
So, are you saving for the new Jaguar gadget super car, or has Audi made you think twice? Have a look at our gallery, with a bonus shot of NVIDIA’s CEO sitting in a toy car for the audience’s amusement.