Audi has teamed up with an expert in computer graphics, California’s Futuremark, to develop new technology for its future dashboard display systems. The two companies have developed an electronic dash concept, which will be on display for the first time at this week’s NVISION software event in San Jose, California.

The next-generation dashboard design features a fully electronic instrument panel and central screen, with both 3D and 2D views and full customization of the display and controls. The graphics are rendered in real-time, and can switch between the standard speedo/tacho and navigation systems or both at the same time on a single screen.

“We are delighted to work with Audi due to their professional expertise in the car industry,” said Futuremark design chief Petri Talala. “Audi is a leader in this field with sophisticated, real-time rendered and high quality content available for future infotainment systems, and being able to have our graphics engine experts and artists contribute to this effort is very special for Futuremark.”

The software company, which was the primary development team behind the complex system, is now planning to license the technology, and is even working on a new automotive application that will combine everything, including the instrument panel, infotainment and navigation system, all in one single touchscreen interface.