Nissan's Next-Generation Cars to be powered by Intel Atom Chips
In fact, amazing news – Intel is all set to boost the next-generation IVI (in-vehicle infotainment) system which is utilized by Nissan in its line-up of products for the year 2013. Intel is powering its Atom Chips in a few Nissan cars which are to be unveiled in the coming year, 2013. In the New York International Auto Show, both the companies joined hands and Nissan displayed its new IVI running zero-emissions Infiniti LE concept car. Ton Steenman, the vice president of Intel's Intelligent Systems Group, addressed in his own words saying “Technology and vehicles are integral components of everyday life and by combining the two, we can we achieve a truly connected, mobile lifestyle,”
He also stated that “The processing power of the Intel Atom processor enables Nissan to deliver information and entertainment to drivers and passengers simultaneously in a safe manner and opens the door to more enjoyable driving experiences.” This new IVI from Nissan was specifically made for the maintenance of the optimal safety for drivers and the safety of the passengers. This car is featured with twin
displays which facilitate the driver providing them the in vital traffic and also the navigation guide or information. This twin display also enables the passengers to watch movies and entertain themselves.
Over the past years, Intel has been working hard in order to punch its Atom chips into the vehicles of the IVI market and this time its done with it. The company also embedded x86-based solutions in order to compete with other processors. Recently, some announcements confirmed that the company had managed a $100 million Connected Car Fund along with its Intel Capital unit. It then established Automotive Innovation and Product Development Center in Karlsruhe, Germany. The company is undergoing steps to design and develop several computing technologies which will be utilized for the automotive space.
This Intel's cooperation of both these companies has brought “mobile device-to-vehicle fusion, cloud-based services for vehicles, and vehicle video surveillance via smartphones, and vehicle access and control via smartphones,” to the lime light. The next generation electric car of Nissan uses Intelligent Park Assist technology along with its feature which guides the vehicle into position over a wireless charging pad that owners keep in the garage. Well, Nissan promises to come up with zero emissions performance luxury cars too.