NVIDIA kicked off its new year by announcing its latest mobile processor, the Tegra X1. Built upon the Maxwell GPU, this one features a 256-core GPU, 8-core 64-bit CPU, and so much more. As the first mobile processor to hit more than 1 teraflops of processing prowess, the Tegra X1 is no joke.

Yes, it works as well as the XBOX One, and it even runs more efficient. As advanced as the processor sounds, you’d be correct if you thought it’s too much for a smartphone. In fact, the Tegra X1 is poised to work in a host of environments including automotive.

NVIDIA showed off a variety of manners in which the new chip will find a way into the cars of the future. Once in place, the heads-up displays, in car monitors, and rear entertainment will be super-charged. The Tegra X1 will be integrated into NVIDIA’s Drive Car computers which leads to self-driving, self-parking, really cool cockpits, and other auto enhancements.

Although there’s not a lot of Android implications in the immediate announcement, the in-car stuff does have ties to the platform. According to NVIDIA, the Tegra K1/Drive PX stuff is designed work with all major platforms. We were treated to some brief demos of the current in-car Android Auto stuff; suffice it to say, the future experience looks much better.

Be sure to check out NVIDIA’s press release for all the goods on the new chip.

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