BMW to use nVidia GPUs for their nav and vehicle-information systems

By on January 11, 2011
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nVidia processors will be used in BMW’s 7-Series, 5-Series, 3-Series, Mini Cooper line and X-Series of sports activity vehicles.

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BMW and nVidia today announced a partnership to use nVidia powered GPUs in navigation and vehicle-information systems across all next-gen BMW cars worldwide.

nVidia’s processors will be found throughout BMW’s rage of models, including the 7-series, 5-series, 3-series, Mini Cooper line and X-Series of sports activity vehicles.

BMW’s iDrive will feature high resolution visuals, real-time traffic reporting and navigation information. iDrive is the intelligent control concept that makes it intuitively simple to use a BMW’s in-car features. Its ability to clearly show the most relevant details and make anticipatory decisions to assist the driver will allow BMW owners to drive more safely and focus on the joy of driving.

“A year ago we had a vision to deliver the most advanced intuitive state-of-the-art navigation system. In our quest for superior graphics performance, no one came close to what NVIDIA brings to the table. Our partnership represents the beginning of an exciting new phase for BMW drivers,” said Elmar Frickenstein, Executive Vice President Electrics/Electronics and Driving Experience Environment at BMW

“BMW has built their reputation on creating the ultimate driving experience. They are taking that to an entirely new level with NVIDIA GPUs, ” said Dan Vivoli, Senior Vice President at NVIDIA.

Highlights / Key Facts:

- Powered by NVIDIA GPUs, the BMW iDrive system provides

- Visually rich, next-generation user interface

- Advanced state-of-the-art graphics for navigation and vehicle-information systems

- High resolution display (1280×600)

- Fast user-interface response time


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