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Lamborghini Partners with NVIDIA for Android Super Car

Posted by Alan at 7:38 PM on January 12, 2012

It’s not a place you expect to see a Lamborghini Murcielago, but the one of the world’s hottest super cars made an appearance at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.  The Italian car maker has partnered with NVIDIA, who have strong ties to Android.

The Lamborghini Murcielago, which was recently replaced by the newer and faster Aventador, has quite a cockpit inside, with center console video display, powered by NVIDIA, that is expected to eventually run Android, and touch screen dashboard interface.  NVIDIA powers many of the Android smartphones today and is also entered into many automotive technology partnerships, but those partnerships involve proprietary Linux-based operating systems.  However many of those car makers reportedly have an interest in moving to Android in the future.

We may still be a little ways away from a full Android operating system for cars, but reports seem to indicate that we are heading in that direction and perhaps Lamborghini will be the first to run it.  It may not get to a lot of drivers, given the price of these cars, but it would make quite a splash in the tech and automotive news.

The video below is courtesy of Phandroid.

One Comment

  1. From Rich at 8:34 pm on January 14, 2012

    The vehicle NVIDIA had on display at CES 2012 was actually the Lamborghini Aventador (not the Murcielago). See more at: http://blogs.nvidia.com/2012/01/audi-tesla-lamborghini-bet-on-nvidia-processors-in-las-vegas/