NVidia Tegra VCM to power Tesla Model S Electric Sedans 17-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system
When the highly anticipated Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan makes its debut Friday, so will the NVidia Tegra Visual Computing Module (VCM). Based on the same powerful Tegra processor used in smartphones and tablets, the Tegra VCM will power the vehicle’s 17-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system — the largest ever in a passenger car — as well as its all-digital instrument cluster. Tesla Motors is the first company to ship the Tegra VCM, enabling intuitive, interactive, high-resolution visuals inside its vehicles. The Tegra VCM is a complete computing platform that delivers superb 3D graphics and multimedia capabilities as well as exceptional energy efficiency, a critical feature for all types of cars. The Tegra VCM features the world’s first mobile superchip, which integrates a multicore ARM CPU, an ultra-low-power NVidia GeForce GPU and dedicated audio, video and image processors.
One Tegra VCM will power the Model S infotainment system, which features a 17-inch touchscreen with a customizable and intuitive user interface for music, phone, navigation, connected services and climate control. A second Tegra module will drive the all-digital instrument cluster, which features a high-resolution, 12.3-inch LCD display and advanced 3D graphics that can be personalized based on each driver’s preferences.