Samsung’s Exynos Auto 8890 to power Audi A4’s in-vehicle infotainment system
Samsung has been supplying its auto chips to Audi for use in its infotainment systems since 2017. Continuing the partnership, the South Korean electronics giant will now supply the German carmaker with its Exynos Auto 8890 processor. The processor will power Audi’s A4 and other upcoming cars’ upgraded in-vehicle infotainment system. The new Audi A4 will be available in Europe starting this fall.
Exynos Auto 8890 powers Audi A4
The Exynos Auto 8890 boasts 8 CPU cores and 12 GPU cores, and is capable of powering Audi’s modular infotainment platform (MIB). MIB is a technology “that anticipates the drivers’ needs by keeping up with the latest advancements in information and entertainment equipment”. The Exynos Auto 8890 will function as its main processing unit, handling multimedia playback, navigation, and vehicle control. The chip also supports multi-OS and can manage up to four displays simultaneously.
Samsung’s auto chips will continue to power Audi’s future cars as well, at least for a couple more years. Earlier this year, the company launched the Exynos Auto V9, its first Auto-branded Exynos processor. It will be used in the German automobile manufacturer’s next-generation in-vehicle infotainment system that is set to debut in 2021. Samsung’s automotive components received the ISO 26262 Certification from TUV Rheinland for functional safety earlier this month.