Samsung’s first Exynos Auto chip is coming to future Audi cars

Meanwhile, BlackBerry boasts the QNX car infotainment system, utilized by Volkswagen. Samsung’s first Exynos chip for cars will power Audi’s upgraded in-vehicle infotainment system starting in 2021, the company announced today. As a result, Samsung is promising premium audio features, multi-screen capabilities (with support for up to six displays and 12 camera connections). In October of last year, Samsung also revealed that it will supply an OLED display for Audi’s first all-electric vehicle, the E-Tron. Relations between the two companies actually date back to 2015, when Samsung became the first memory supplier to join the German auto-maker’s Progressive SemiConductor Program. The Exynos Auto V9 is based on 8-nanometer (nm) process tech and comes complete with eight ARM Cortex-A76 cores, offering a max speed of 2.1 GHz. Qualcomm’s processor, for instance, is a the heart of Panasonic’s Android-powered vehicle infotainment system.