The new Audi Q7 features an advanced Infotainment system powered by two nvidia Tegra 3 Processors. One of them running the Head unit, the other the new “Virtual Cockpit” instrument cluster, together providing sophisticated, yet distraction-optimized and smooth, driver focused infotainment experience.
Unlike the TT, that introduced the Virtual Cockpit, The Q7 has two main screens, one in the center dash, and one replacing the analog gauges of a classic instrument cluster. This provides a more traditional infotainment experience, where the front seat passenger has access to the whole set of navigation, media, telephone and new online functionality. However, the Virtual Cockpit isn’t just digital gauges. Just like in the new TT, the driver has access to navigation, media controls and more, all rendered smoothly with a 3D engine and independent from whatever the co-driver is doing.The combined power of these two systems makes it possible to render rich high-resolution navigation maps and other content, while maintaining 60 frames per second for the digital instruments.
At a glance, the driver is informed about the status of the world’s most advanced driver assistance systems like the new predictive efficiency assistant or traffic jam assistant. Although it is rich in animations and can display multiple layers of transparent graphics, the digital instrument cluster is always responsive and easy to read in a variety of driving conditions.(oh, and in Addition, customers can choose to connect up to two Tegra K1-powered, automotive grade Audi Tablets. :>) but read the full press release here: