NVIDIA is not just a name behind powerful graphics cards for the computer, but they also have broadened their interests over the years to include smartphones and now, the world of vehicles. It seems that energy-efficient NVIDIA Tegra module will power groundbreaking infotainment, navigation and digital instrument cluster systems in the new Tesla Motors Model S. Known as the NVIDIA Tegra Visual Computing Module (VCM), it will be powered by the same powerful Tegra processor that currently sees action in smartphones and tablets, and is the “culprit” behind the vehicle’s 17″ touchscreen infotainment and navigation system, which incidentally, is also the largest seen in a passenger car, in addition to its all-digital instrument cluster.

Tesla Motors also holds the distinction of being the first company to ship the Tegra VCM, paving the way for the delivery of an intuitive, interactive, high-resolution visuals within its vehicles. Drivers will also benefit from the system as one is able to enjoy larger, more readable maps in addition to eye pleasing renders on its instrument cluster which can be personalized directly from the multifunction steering wheel.

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