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New Honda Infotainment System Powered by NVIDIA Tegra

By CIOReview | Friday, October 10, 2014

FREMONT, CA: NVIDIA announces that its NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor will be featured in the 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer and CR-V, powering up the new Honda Connect in-car audio and information system.

Honda is the 19th global automaker to utilize NVIDIA technology for in-vehicle infotainment applications with the Tegra automotive-grade processor integration.

"Inside these Honda models, the NVIDIA Tegra solution leverages Android to deliver an open, flexible infotainment platform. One that bridges the world of smartphone apps and the requirements of the automotive industry but, most importantly, does so in a way that makes driving safer," says Rob Csongor, Vice President and General Manager for Automotive at NVIDIA.

Earlier, NVIDIA and Honda collaborated to integrate Android 4.0.4 as the embedded operating system in the 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer and CR-V. Its vast experience of working with Android in gaming, tablet and TV platforms is now being utilized in an array of automotive applications.

Powerful and energy-efficient at the same tme, automotive-grade NVIDIA Tegra processor embedded in the Honda Connect infotainment system is easy and intuitive to use, provides swift response to touchscreen gestures like pinch, zoom and swipe providing consumers smartphone/ tablet like experience.

It also supports vibrant graphics, 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display for satellite navigation, customizable screens, AM/FM/DAB, rearview camera and vehicle information. Access to the Honda App Center enables compatible apps for use on the touchscreen, such as Aha Radio.

Honda puts the number of cars on road fitted with NVIDIA processors around 6 million and expects another 25 million NVIDIA processors to be integrated into vehicles over the coming 5 years.