Tesla is the benchmark when it comes to in-car video games. Of course, not everyone can access it, which is why brands like NVIDIA have already begun to democratize in-car entertainment. Consequently, confirmed that NVIDIA GeForce Nowits cloud gaming service, on its way to cars.
At the end of 2022, Jansen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, announced the Drive Thor. It was about system on a chip (SoC) designed for advanced graphics processing; capable of delivering performance up to 2000 teraflops. While this chip covers the needs of a modern car – a digital dashboard, gauges, parking and battery life – it also has great potential to run games through NVIDIA GeForce Now.
Several brands have already confirmed their support for NVIDIA’s initiative: the Hyundai group, which includes Genesis and KIA, Polestar and BYD from China. Of course, there are still no estimates for the rollout of this feature in vehicles that support the NVIDIA Drive Thor chip. However, companies such as BYD have already announced that their powered Hyperion vehicles will be released in the first half of 2023while Polestar alternatives will do so later this year.
“We are excited to offer our customers the best in BYD technology, comfort and design, and now the latest gaming experience through NVIDIA GeForce NOW high-performance cloud gaming service. The experience of driving our cars is becoming more sophisticated, exciting and environmentally friendly. .”
Stella Lee, Vice President of BYD and CEO of BYD America.
Video games are coming to your machine from NVIDIA and GeForce Now
In terms of performance, the NVIDIA GeForce Now client is compatible with Android-based or web-based entertainment systems. Thus, With a couple of taps, you can access a catalog of over 1500 games from your car.. Among them we find the most popular and free, such as Fortnite D fate 2. If you have more classic single player games, you will also find others such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, cyberpunk 2077 and much more.
How much will NVIDIA GeForce Now cost for your car? Basic use of the service is free, but you can pay a $200 annual fee for a more complete experience. If you only want to use it for your own trips, you can subscribe to the service from time to time and enjoy its free mode on shorter city trips.
NVIDIA continues to improve its GeForce Now service. It recently added support for 1440p resolution and 120fps when played from Google Chrome or Edge browsers. However, many more features will come in the future.
The video game experience is changing. If a couple of decades ago it was normal to give your kids a Nintendo DS for long trips, today your car can offer high-level entertainment without much inconvenience. Companies like Tesla have taken this task very seriously, offering a great catalog with more than decent performance. Of course, the launch of titles directly on the hardware of the car.
Source: Hiper Textual