CES 2015 – Las Vegas NV
At the Consumer Electronics Show, nVidia showed off something that was interesting, but also confusing: The Tegra X1. This is a Maxwell based version of the Tegra that sports 256 Maxwell GPU cores, an 8-core 64-Bit CPU and is capable of pushing 4k 60Hz 10-Bit video in either H.265 or VP9. This new member of the Tegra family was hailed by nVidia CEO Jen-sun Huang as the first mobile superchip for its expected performance. Of course nVidia has always like to use the term “super” when talking about new products. I can remember them trying to coin the term Super Phone when Tegra 2 hit the market.
Google intends to expand the influence of Android on automotive infotainment systems, navigation and multimedia. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has agreed to cooperate with the Audi around the development of automotive infotainment systems based on the Android operating system.
Audi provides an interesting Wi-Fi hotspot service to the buyers of their vehicles, made in collaboration with T-Mobile. Audi Connect Wi-Fi hotspot allows passengers to connect to the Internet while driving and give them access to news, weather, Google Earth and Google Voice Local Search through integrated applications within Audi LCD screens in vehicles.