Nissan to use Intel microprocessors for in-car information and entertainment systems

Article by Christian A., on April 9, 2012

By next year, vehicles from Nissan Motor Co. will be using Intel Corp. microprocessors for in-car information and entertainment systems. This will aid Intel in reducing its dependence on sales to computer makers. At the New York auto show, Nissan had previewed an Infiniti LE concept car that featured a dual-screen display powered by Intel’s Atom chip.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini said that the auto industry gives it a chance to diversify and go beyond the personal computer business, which is responsible for over 90% of revenue. Intel, which has ongoing deals with Daimler AG and BMW AG, is making strides to convince more automakers that sales will increase when the vehicles’ computing functions are given a boost.

In a statement, Ton Steenman, vice president of Intel’s intelligent systems group, said that it’s “very clear” that the industry is in a major transition process for the vehicle to offer a “much richer connectivity.”

Meanwhile, Andy Palmer, Nissan’s executive vice president in charge of Infiniti, said that Intel will hasten the launch and use of consumer electronics functions in vehicles. Palmer said that the progress of consumer electronics and smartphones is a lot faster than the usual pace of the last 80 years of developing a car for four years and then offering it in the market for six years but with a slight revision in the middle.

Nissan is working to split electronics for parts like the engine and brakes from the in-vehicle information systems. Palmer said that the consumers will soon be faced with a “battlefield” of automakers competing with innovations in electronic systems. Steenman explained that cars should have a better method in working with personal electronic devices like mobile phones and in connecting with services offered by remote computers via the Internet.

Topics: nissan, intel

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

A few months ago, Mercedes-Benz promised that they will be treating everyone to a “big surprise” during the Monterey Car Week. And true enough, many of us were stunned as...
by - August 19, 2017
McLaren has already shown some interest in electrifying their models. And initially, we thought that they will just use hybrid systems to use across their current lineup. Nevertheless, we have...
by - August 19, 2017
Fifty years after its glorious victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford launches the 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. The red...
by - August 18, 2017
Hyundai has recently unveiled an unnamed pre-production model of its new fuel cell SUV. We don’t know what to call this model just yet, but sources say that this model...
by - August 18, 2017
This weekend at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the BMW Z4 Concept will make its first public appearance. The good news is that we will finally have a real...
by - August 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries