Daily Archives: October 14, 2012

Audi Wants Nvidia For Creating 3D Navigation

Audi Nvidia MMI 3D

Audi Nvidia MMI 3DAudi’s new Q5 sports navigation graphics empowered by chip-maker Nvidia, along with a radically updated dashboard interface, which Audi calls the Multimedia Interface, or MMI. Integrated into the new navigation system is an automotive-grade Nvidia graphics processing chip, which allows the Q5 to display 3D renderings of urban centers on its navigation system.

Along with outlined buildings, some landmark buildings in major urban areas will be rendered with textures, making them easier for drivers to recognize from screen to real world. Audi is also including 3D topographics maps, so you can get an idea of what the terrain ahead looks like. Traffic conditions will also be displayed on the navigation system. In the Q5, the maps are shown on a 7-inch screen with LED backlighting.


Beyond the graphics upgrade, Audi is going to a hard drive-based navigation system, which allows more detailed maps and faster rendering than a DVD-based system. The car’s 40 gigabyte hard drive will keep 10 gigabytes reserved for music, so CDs can be ripped to the car; this feature is becoming increasingly common with a new generation of automotive infotainment packages.

Audi MMI Knob

Audi is also boasting new speech-to-text technology, which will not only let you enter addresses into the navigation system by saying full city and street names, but will also process the phone book of a paired Bluetooth phone. With this system, you will be able to say the name of anyone in your phone book, and have the car make the call.

This feature is similar to that in Ford’s Sync system and the 2010 Lexus RX 450h. Further, Audi has also upgraded the MMI hardware, adding a joystick onto the top of the console dial. The joystick is a welcome addition, as maneuvering around the navigation system’s map used to involve using the dial to move the cursor along an X and Y axis, kind of like an Etch A Sketch.




Audi Topographical Maps

These updates are definitely due, as Audi’s cabin tech had fallen behind even nonluxury brands, such as Ford and Dodge.


Volkswagen Navigation RNS510 Western Europe v9 CD 7918

Volkswagen Navigation RNS510-Europe

Volkswagen Navigation RNS510 Western Europe
Volkswagen Navigation RNS510-Europe

The latest offering from Volkswagen Accessories comes to relief drivers from the burden of getting behind the wheel and head to new destinations. In order for a navigation system to always provide the right route to a certain destination, the roadmaps need to be updated on a regular basis.

The Volkswagen Genuine navigation DVDs “Western Europe” and “Eastern Europe” V8 reportedly contain all of the latest map data. The integrated Virtual Car Assistant VCA guides the driver through the operating menu.

The navigation updates are intended for the Volkswagen Genuine radio navigation system RNS 510. Customers using the RNS 510 can “feel safer and more relaxed”, as the latest data contains new roads throughout Europa as well as additional addresses for service stations, restaurants, hotels and a variety of points of interest.

The updated version for Western Europe contains 26 countries and covers more than eight million kilometers of roads and more than two million points of interest. The DVD update for Eastern Europe covers 33 countries, more than five million kilometers of roads and more than one million points of interest.

The Volkswagen Genuine navigation DVDs “Western Europe” and “Eastern Europe” V8 for the Volkswagen Genuine radio navigation system, RNS 510, are now available from all Volkswagen partners and in the Volkswagen Accessories e-shop only for German customers.

For those hooked on their navigation system, last year, Volkswagen Accessories also launched the iPod adapter which connects iPods with the latest generation of Volkswagen Genuine car radios or radio-navigation systems, which are then used for control or audio output.

System Requirements: RNS-510 B, C. Firmware ALL.

Coverage by country:

Volkswagen Navigation RNS510-MAP


Volume: CD_7918
Date: 9.8.2012
db: EU(2012Q1)
Area: West Europe
Subarea: West
Supplier: Navteq
Version: 505.
Customer Version: V9
Customer: 1627386945
Customer Info: VW
Features: V10
TPD: 2012080000
SVD: EDB_20120802
TMC: 20120706
Phoneme: Navteq
DBAL: V5.30 V6.41 V7.32 V8.200 V9.19

Disc is used and it is in great condition !



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