Electric auto builder Tesla Motors ` has selected Cypress Semiconductor’s TrueTouch www.cypress.com/go/automotive automotive programmable SoC for use in the infotainment system in Model S, the world’s first premium electric sedan.
The 17-inch touchscreen in Model S is the largest in a production vehicle to date, and is the first to integrate all functional controls into a touchscreen.
It integrates multimedia apps and content, sound system, communication and HVAC controls, navigation, and vehicle data into one central location. Cypress’s automotive TrueTouch pSoC is being used to implement a touch interface that can track ten fingers at once.
Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs and EV power train components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Tesla has delivered more than 2,350 Roadsters to customers worldwide. Model S, the first premium sedan to be built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, began deliveries in June 2012.