Audi | NVIDIA Tegra Visual Computing Module

Audi | NVIDIA Tegra Visual Computing Module

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  • Audi to Globally Roll Out NVIDIA Tegra Visual Computing Module This Year

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
CES -- NVIDIA today announced that Audi's newest auto-infotainment system featuring NVIDIA® Tegra® technology will be rolled out globally in select vehicles this year.

The innovative Audi MIB modular infotainment system introduces a new powerful computing module, MMX, which is based on the NVIDIA Tegra Visual Computing Module (VCM). The new MIB high-end system is currently available in Europe in the all-new Audi A3. Beginning with major markets in Asia, the system will reach further regions this year and come to the United States and Canada by 2014.

The connected Audi MIB system powers Audi connect, which enables live updates of Google Earth imagery complete with Google Maps Street View 360 degree panoramas. It also facilitates the delivery of other online information, such as real-time gas prices, weather forecasts and points of interest search powered by Google Local Search.

The innovative MIB architecture received the "Best Global OEM Infotainment Solution Award" at the 10th Annual Telematics Update ceremony in Novi, Mich.

"The start of production of the Tegra-based MIB infotainment system was a major milestone for Audi," said Mathias Halliger, head of architecture, MMI system at Audi. "The new modular approach allows us an independent evolution of automotive-cycle and consumer-electronics-cycle multimedia systems so that we can implement the latest and greatest innovations that allow the best possible customer experience with infotainment in the vehicle."

The new MIB system approach is planned for all new upcoming Audi cars, generations and further facelifts. It is also empowering the high-end navigation systems of VW group brands Volkswagen and Skoda.

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At the heart of the MIB system is the NVIDIA VCM based on the NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor. The modular design of the VCM enables automakers to separate the rapidly advancing processor technologies from the slower to update electronics in vehicles. This can save automakers significant development time and cost by enabling rapid implementation of in-vehicle systems across diverse vehicle models.

"NVIDIA's modular VCM approach lets companies like Audi quickly move from a Tegra 2 processor, to a Tegra 3 and beyond," said Taner Ozcelik, general manager of automotive, NVIDIA. "Never before has an automaker been able to deliver a new generation of consumer electronics technology within such a short time."

NVIDIA works with the most forward-thinking automakers to deliver advanced mobile technology to drivers and their passengers. More information about NVIDIA solutions for the automotive market is available at

NVIDIA® Tegra® Visual Computing Module (vcm)

This unique platform gives automakers a fast, easy way to integrate the most recent automotive-grade Tegra processor into their vehicles. NVIDIA VCM is a flexible design approach that dramatically closes the technology gap between consumer electronics and in-vehicle systems.

NVIDIA TEGRA processors: The innovation inside

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Multi-core Tegra mobile processors enable visually stunning in-vehicle infotainment systems and critical safety applications, truly bringing the driving experience to life.

The Tegra system-on-a-chip (SoC) integrates eight specialized processors, including a multi-core ARM CPU, a GPU, and dedicated audio, video, and image processors. But it consumes 50 times less energy than the typical CPU.

This makes it the ideal solution for today’s—and tomorrow’s—cars.

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