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Tesla Motors' Model S to Feature NVIDIA Tegra Processors

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LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 04, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

CES 2011 -- NVIDIA announced today that NVIDIA(R) Tegra(TM) processors will power the infotainment, navigation and instrument-cluster systems in the Tesla Model S, the first sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Built around the driver, the Model S is the premium sedan, evolved. Its infotainment system features a 17-inch touch-screen center console -- the largest display ever in a car -- providing vivid 3D graphics.

In addition to its unrivaled graphics capability, the Tegra processor provides exceptional energy efficiency, a critically important feature for electric cars. One processor will be used to power the infotainment and navigation systems, and another for the instrument cluster.

The infotainment and navigation systems feature:

-- 17-inch high resolution display, the largest display ever in a car
-- Responsive touchscreen with a fully intuitive user interface
-- Connected navigation with live traffic, points of interest and weather
-- Touchscreen-based climate-control system

The all-digital instrument cluster features:

-- Ultra high-resolution, driver-friendly 12.3" LCD display
-- Advanced 3D graphics providing data about the vehicle

CES 2011 attendees will be able to view the Model S outside the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Central Plaza, booth # CP7.

Visit NVIDIA's booth in South Hall 3, booth # 31431 to learn about how NVIDIA is working with Tesla Motors to bring visual computing to tomorrow's cars.

Quotes:

-- "Model S is designed for performance-oriented efficiency. NVIDIA allows us to use the highest graphics with the lowest energy use."
- JB Straubel, chief technology officer at Tesla Motors

-- "The Model S is a modern marvel -- a blend of beauty, performance and efficiency. Tegra's combination of graphics power and energy efficiency make it a perfect match for the Model S."
- Dan Vivoli, senior vice president at NVIDIA