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Intel's Atom to Power the Nissan Cars of the Future

At the New York International Auto Show, Intel announced a new partnership with Nissan. This partnership was created to integrate Intel’s low power Atom into Nissan cars.

Before we jump to conclusions, you will still have to be awake and sober while driving. Intel says this technology is used to “deliver information and entertainment to drivers and passengers simultaneously in a safe manner and opens the door to more enjoyable driving experiences”. Intel also states the processor will power twin displays that will keep the passenger “informed, entertained and productive while maintaining optimum safety”.

The displays will most likely inform you with traffic updates, maps and other road driving information. Another feature integrated into upcoming Nissan vehicles will be the connection to the cloud and perhaps communication throughout all Nissan vehicles.

“Smart hospitality” is also something Intel plans to bring to Nissan vehicles.  This idea may be seen through smart temperature control or a myriad of other “smart” features.

We saw something like this earlier this year at CES. Check out Intel's vision of the smart car here.

  • kcorp2003
    does this mean car mechanics will have to know about CPUs? My uncle is doomed for the future because he's from the antique ages in car mechanics lol maybe he can hire me if gets one of these cars to service.
    maybe i can overclock it. hehehe
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  • BruceOTB
    kcorp2003does this mean car mechanics will have to know about CPUs? My uncle is doomed for the future because he's from the antique ages in car mechanics lol maybe he can hire me if gets one of these cars to service. maybe i can overclock it. hehehe
    Yes. Cars nowadays have a lot of computer stuff in them. ECUs for example, have been used for years already.
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  • nhat11
    kcorp2003does this mean car mechanics will have to know about CPUs? My uncle is doomed for the future because he's from the antique ages in car mechanics lol maybe he can hire me if gets one of these cars to service. maybe i can overclock it. hehehe
    Cars have been computerized for years now. That's why most older mechanics do car before the 90s.
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  • juanc
    Intel's Atom to Power the Nissan Cars of the Future

    So Intel started to manufacture batteries, and they have decided to use the Atom brand, the same the use for they processors?
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  • jsc
    kcorp2003does this mean car mechanics will have to know about CPUs? My '91 Camry has CPU chips in it.
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  • drwho1
    Title: Intel's Atom to Power the Nissan Cars of the Future

    Wrong title, this cars will still be powered by GAS.
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  • eddieroolz
    Let's just make sure that Intel's got security down first eh.
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  • bak0n
    I guess they are trying to find a way to make their cars run as slow as possible.
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  • bobusboy
    I want one of the companies to release a small (ford ranger sized) desiel engine, with a stick shift that makes decent power (like small a small v6) with 4 wheel drive (not all wheel drive) and manually locking hubs with as few computer controled components as possible.

    Better waterproofing of electronics would be a bonus too.

    All of this digitization and automation will allow for a large segment of drivers to be very poor at driving due to their reliance on alarms and the computer taking control of the vehicle. That said it will make the really bad ones safer than they are now.
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  • classzero
    I refuse to buy anything powered by Intel atom.
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