Today's modern automobile has more processing power than the gadgets in your living room, and that makes NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) happy. The chip maker says automotive is a small but growing part of its business. There are two NVIDIA processors in each Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S, for example -- one to power the giant, 17-inch touchscreen.

Some people may raise an eyebrow at such a large display in a car, but as NVIDIA's Danny Shapiro explains in the video below, it actually makes driving much safer.

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