In another example of how supercomputing technology is enhancing the every-day lives of people, a recent HPCwire story highlighted how NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 mobile processor is bringing advanced computational capabilities to cars. A move that is seen as helping to bring self-driving cars out of the realm of research and into show rooms.

The HPCwire story  notes that Tegra K1 features a quad-core CPU and a 192-core GPU using the NVIDIA Kepler architecture.  It will drive camera-based, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) — including pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and street sign recognition — and can also monitor driver alertness via a dashboard-mounted camera.

NVIDIA processors already power more than 4.5 million cars, including the newest models from Audi, BMW,Tesla Motors and Volkswagen.

You can read more about NVIDIA's Tegra K1 mobile processor in the HPCwire story.