NVIDIA has announced its NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor will power the new Honda Connect in-car audio and information system in the 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer and CR-V, which is scheduled to launched next year in Europe.
By integrating the Tegra automotive-grade processor, Honda will be the 19th automaker globally to utilize NVIDIA technology for in-car infotainment applications.
Rob Csongor, vice president and general manager for the Automotive department at NVIDIA said that Honda is bringing NVIDIA's advanced mobile technology to an important new segment of vehicles. In these new models, the NVIDIA Tegra solution helps Android to deliver an open and a flexible infotainment platform. This will bridge the world of smartphone apps and the requirements of the automotive industry but, most importantly, it will do so in a way that makes driving a lot safer.
NVIDIA and Honda worked together to integrate the Android 4.0.4 as their embedded operating system for the 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer and CR-V.
NVIDIA has brought its extensive experience working with Android in gaming, tablet and TV platforms to automotive applications.
By using the powerful and energy-efficient automotive-grade NVIDIA Tegra processor, the Honda Connect infotainment system is easy to use. It has a fast response to touchscreen gestures like pinch, zoom and swipe provides users the same experience they want on their smartphones and tablets.
Featuring vibrant graphics and the ability to customize screens, Honda Connect will deliver a personal experience to whoever is driving. The Tegra-powered system has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display for satellite navigation, AM/FM/DAB, rearview camera and vehicle information. Also, access to the Honda App Center enables compatible apps to be used on the touchscreen.
There are over 6million cars at the moment with the NVIDIA processors on the road today. 25 million NVIDIA processors are further expected to be integrated into vehicles in the next 5 years.