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New Nvidia chip for automotive

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by MartinAustin, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. MartinAustin

    MartinAustin Active Member

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    Model X will almost certainly have a new "head end" 17" display unit with a faster CPU and graphics capability, which can redraw the map way faster than Model S does after you've moved it with your fingers.

    I've been following the Nvidia Tegra product line since Tesla locked into the Tegra 3, of which two are used in the Model S.

    Wonder if this will be used in Model X ? I'm sure Nvidia has a great relationship with Tesla.

    NVIDIA's next-gen X1 mobile chipset: a closer look at the numbers
     
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    I've always thought the map redraw had more to do with downloading new tiles and traffic information over 3G than rendering performance.
     
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    The nVidia solution likely is using vector based maps. I think http://persquaremile.com/2012/06/11/vector-based-maps/ explains why this alone can allow for a much smoother experience compared to what Tesla does with the map tile system in the Model S.
     
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    I thought they had switched to vector when they allowed rotation? No?
     

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