Audi Shows Off the Brains of its Future Self-Driving Cars

By Mario Aguilar on at

During their CES keynote Audi detailed what it means about the future of mobility including self-driving cars and connected technologies. Importantly, it detailed the brain that will ultimately allow a car to drive itself. It looks like a massive computer motherboard about the size of an iPad.

So far though, Audi said it had figured out how to make the technology work—but no plans to actually release it. All the company really did was wave silicon around on the stage, but claim they've figured out how to scale the technology and implement it in away that's actually safe.

Audi's Shows Off the Brains of Its Future Self-Driving Cars

Besides self-driving cars, Audi detailed the future of its in-car connected infotainment systems. AT&T CEO Ralph will be providing the LTE connectivity for its future infotainment systems. The brains for the future infotainment will be powered by Nvidia's crazy 192-core Tegra K1.

Audi's Shows Off the Brains of Its Future Self-Driving Cars

Another crazy touch was a new infotainment concept interface for a screen that shows up directly in your dash. In the shot above you see how your dashboard magically transforms into Google Maps.

So the LTE and Nvidia chipsets are actually coming to Audi vehicles. As for Audi's utopian vision for the future of society in which we no longer have to think about driving...we'll see.