BMW of North America and NVIDIA have inked a partnership that sees NVIDIA GPUs fitted in navigation and vehicle-information systems on all next-generation BMW vehicles. NVIDIA processors will be found throughout BMW’s range of models, including the 7-Series, 5-Series, 3-Series, Mini Cooper line and X-Series of sports activity vehicles.
These GPUs are powerful enough to allow BMW’s in-car navigation systems to provide vivid graphics with detailed landmarks, terrain models and a new interface.
Powered by NVIDIA GPUs, the BMW iDrive system now boasts of high resolution visuals (1280 x 600) and still features real-time traffic reporting and navigation information. This system has rendered it intuitively simple to utilize a BMW’s in-car features, thanks to its visually rich, next-generation user interface.
Because of its ability to display the most relevant information while making anticipatory decisions to assist the driver, it has become safer and more enjoyable to drive a BMW vehicle. Furthermore, the BMW iDrive system now provides advanced state-of-the-art graphics for navigation and vehicle-information systems and features fast user-interface response time.
Elmar Frickenstein, Executive Vice President Electrics/Electronics and Driving Experience Environment at BMW, remarked that just a year ago, they had a vision to deliver the most advanced intuitive state-of-the-art navigation system, thus commencing their quest for superb graphics performance.
Frickenstein quipped that NVIDIA was able to provide what they were looking, and the partnership between the two companies was reached. Dan Vivoli, Senior Vice President at NVIDIA, quipped that BMW is taking its reputation of creating the ultimate driving experience to a whole new level with NVIDIA GPUs.