PACE Awards
Tegra computer module
Company: Nvidia Automotive
What: Gamers' computer module aids autos
Innovation: Automakers want the latest computer-related features in their vehicles. But features can be locked in years in advance by automakers' complex product development. Nvidia developed from its gaming expertise a standardized computer module with a main processor and separate audio, video and image processors. The module lets automakers add the latest features quickly before a vehicle's production design is locked in. Automakers can also swap new Nvidia modules into vehicles on the road and download new features into existing modules.
First Customer: Tesla Model S, 2012Web site: