Audi detailed key technologies which will appear on a few of its upcoming models today at the 2014 Connected Car Expo (CCE) in Los Angeles. Among them was the automaker’s Virtual cockpit, an entirely digital dashboard which will first make an appearance on the 2016 TT sportscar.
The 2016 TT is making its North America debut at the Los Angeles auto show this week. There’s plenty of exciting new technologies in the TT, but none have received attention quite like Audi’s virtual cockpit. The system “revolutionizes the concept of a driver-centric experience,” Audi says, by replacing a typical instrument cluster with a 12.3 inch TFT display.
The TFT display combines the functions of traditional gauges with a centrally-mounted MMI screen. The display can combine maps with varying gauge clusters, giving the driver a helpful layout of information. It also features a quad-core Tegra 30 processor capable of rendering at 60 frames per second, ensuring the speedometer needles and navigation system remain precise.