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Tesla Motors’ new sedan to feature Nvidia chips
Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 13 January 2011 12:55 | Peter Scott

Posted on 01/13/2011 9:28:17 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Call Tegra for infotainment

Nvidia’s Tegra chips have managed to find their way to a somewhat unlikely customer, California-based car maker Tesla Motors.

Tesla’s new Model S, the company’s first sedan, will feature an infotainment system based on Nvidia’s SoC. The system will feature a 17-inch touchscreen in the center console and it will incorporate infotainment, navigation. It appears that a secondary 12.3-inch screen will serve as an-all digital instrument cluster and it will deliver vehicle info. The smug will love it.

Nikola Tesla would have probably been proud to see his name on such a geeky car, but we are guessing Jeremy Clarkson will hate it for a number of reasons.

It’s also worth noting that Nvidia struck a deal with Audi to use Nvidia GPUs and other chips in Audi’s next generation MMI system.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Music/Entertainment; Travel
KEYWORDS: automakers; mobiledevices; nvidia; tesla

1 posted on 01/13/2011 9:28:20 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce; TigerLikesRooster; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; blam; SunkenCiv
Related thread:

Chips Makers Target Everything But Kitchen Sink

2 posted on 01/13/2011 9:30:26 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

but talking on a cellphone is dangerous?


3 posted on 01/13/2011 9:32:17 AM PST by digger48
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nvidia’s Tegra chips

Are those like Doritos?


4 posted on 01/13/2011 9:34:15 AM PST by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why not the kitchen sink? Recognize the fingerprints, turn on the water to that person’s preferred temperature. It can use regular water by default, but switch to filtered water when it recognizes a pitcher or cup. It could even internally divert the stream for a second to ensure only filtered water hits the cup.


5 posted on 01/13/2011 9:35:00 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

one wonders about the impact of all this electric junk on the overall range of the vehicle...


6 posted on 01/13/2011 9:36:15 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I hope Clarkson rakes the silly thing over the coals.


7 posted on 01/13/2011 9:36:23 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

There is your chance to form a company with a new product.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 9:37:26 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

they also equip the infotainment system on Ford (Sync, SyncII).


9 posted on 01/13/2011 9:38:18 AM PST by rahbert ("Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light...")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; NormsRevenge; nickcarraway; SmithL

They're not far from here.

10 posted on 01/13/2011 9:52:19 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Normally I write things like that in case some idiot later tries to patent what I think is a pretty obvious mix of current technologies. This way someone can refer to my post as prior art when challenging the patent.


11 posted on 01/13/2011 9:55:58 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: martin_fierro

I would rather have a BMW Z4.


12 posted on 01/13/2011 10:12:19 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

13 posted on 01/13/2011 10:12:30 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Tesla was bailed out with TARP money.


14 posted on 01/13/2011 10:23:24 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: SVTCobra03

The thing costs over $100K. If you want basically that car you can get what it’s based off of, a Lotus Elise, in sport trim for about half the price. It’s only 220hp, but it only weighs 2,000 pounds, a bit over half as much as a Z4.


15 posted on 01/13/2011 11:16:22 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

Lotus Elise is basically a track car. I prefer something that wont beat the crap out of me on a long drive.


16 posted on 01/13/2011 11:18:50 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The car manufactures seem to love to continue to add all sorts of things into the cars that distract people from keeping their eyes on the road and avoid killing others.


17 posted on 01/13/2011 12:35:29 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. errrr perhaps Gov Christie for POTUS.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I'm going to buy the blueprints fron GM and start making new 1957 Chevrolets in Brazil for export to the US.


18 posted on 01/13/2011 3:49:25 PM PST by blam
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I hope that when the lead solder melts the car doesn’t careen out of control. ;’)


19 posted on 01/15/2011 6:50:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: blam
That's a beauty , have a BIL who had one , sedan version

My wife's favorite:

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Her's had a white top and was a 65.

Candy apple red.

She wore it out and didn't want to let go of it.

20 posted on 01/15/2011 9:09:11 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Marine_Uncle

The young ones are demanding stuff...


21 posted on 01/15/2011 9:10:43 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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