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Technology company NVIDIA is developing systems that can improve configurable digital displays in vehicle instrument clusters.
Using the firm's Tegra microprocessor technology, high-resolution 3D instrument clusters with realistic materials such as chrome, leather, or wood can be shown and different information displayed including navigation, speed, and battery state of charge in electric vehicles.
NVIDIA said: “Traditional analog gauges and dials are going digital and demanding the highest levels of fidelity. At the same time, the information displayed in the centre stack and instrument cluster are starting to merge, placing very high demands on the cluster graphics system.”
NVIDIA's Tegra 2 and 3 processors use dual-core 1.2GHz and quad-core 1.4GHz technology respectively and include 3D graphical processing units.
Tesla is one of the first OEMs to benefit from the technology, its Tesla Model S sedan uses a Tegra 3 chip in the centre stack and a Tegra 2 chip to power the instrument cluster.