SAN FRANCISCOóNissan Motor Co. has selected Intel Corp.'s Atom as the processor to power its next-generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems on production vehicles beginning in 2013, Intel said Thursday (April 5).
Nissan's new IVI features a twin-display that was unveiled in the Infiniti LE, a luxury zero-emissions concept vehicle, at the New York International Auto Show Thursday. Infiniti is Nissan's luxury vehicle brand.
"Technology and vehicles are integral components of everyday life and by combining the two, we can we achieve a truly connected, mobile lifestyle," said Ton Steenman, vice president of Intelís Intelligent Systems Group, in a statement.
Nissan selected Intel as a technology partner to jointly develop in-vehicle experiences designed to keep Nissan drivers and passengers informed and entertained while also providing optimal safety, according to Intel. Nissan's twin display will enable the driver to see vital traffic information and navigation while simultaneously delivering entertainment, such as movies, to passengers, Intel said.
Intel said it has a longstanding relationship with Nissan, including joint research through Intel Labs to explore new ways to customize applications and enhance mobile device connectivity in the car.The joint research focused on several areas of exploration, including mobile device-to-vehicle fusion, cloud-based services for vehicles and vehicle video surveillance via smartphones, as well as vehicle access and control via smartphones, Intel said.
In February, Intel Capital, Intel's venture capital arm, announced the creation of a $100 million fund for connected car technology and the opening of a new Automotive Innovation and Product Development Center in Karlsruhe, Germany.