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Futuremark Launches Mirada, World’s First Benchmark for In-Car Graphical Displays

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Futuremark today launched Mirada, a new benchmark to measure the performance of 3D graphical display systems used in the automotive industry. With Mirada, car manufacturers, tier-1 suppliers, application developers and integrated chip companies have a common standard for impartial performance measurement and comparison of different OpenGL ES 2.0 solutions using realistic automotive scenarios and workloads.

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There are many things I can say about this, but if it's supposed to benchmark the graphics chip found in in-car graphical displays, then what's the point when one can't replace that chip?
 
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I prefer analog dials. Every single car I have had that went "fancy" on electronics was more unreliable and more expensive to repair.

I for one vote for keep it simple.

Back to the news... I dont think may car buyers will be demanding a test report of the FutureMark benchmark of their cars graphics display. Odd market to move into. I guess the developers are bored and have some free time.
 

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I reckon car manufacturers will try use this as a selling point for thier cars.
 

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lol...only if it came to a platform with OC ability...I prefer speedo anyway..
 
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Digital meters in a car ? This will never happen at least with above compact class. Its like listening music without speakers. Just finding new ways to make stuff cheaper for them to produce and take more money out of customers hopefully any attempts to force the LCD huds will die.

Im scared to think that engine ECU will be integrated with the onboar car computer. Soon they will be running windows :S
 

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I can't help but think this is completely pointless. However, if they did make sat nav programs like the first screenshot that would be impressive.
 
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Why the hell do we need a computer to adjust seat position? or to change the radio station?
What's wrong with knobs, levers and actual buttons?!?:banghead:
 

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Why the hell do we need a computer to adjust seat position? or to change the radio station?
What's wrong with knobs, levers and actual buttons?!?:banghead:
They make us feel old.
 
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While the GPS one seems useful.... the rest seems pretty pointless. Yeah they look nice but I don't think people should have to navigate a menu when driving... can't be good for focusing on the road. I also don't see why these custom systems would need or want benchmarking, if they want to check performance they can just run their own software on the prototype, it's not like the user will be able to install a new OS or programs on their car.... at least yet.
 
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new look for testing