Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. currently serves as the technology provider of choice for the global automotive industry, working alongside global automakers such as BMW Group, General Motors, Hyundai Motor Group, and Renault, who are currently utilizing a broad portfolio of automotive solutions within the company’s Snapdragon® Digital Chassis™.
The Snapdragon Digital Chassis is uniquely positioned to accelerate the pace of innovation in the automotive industry. It supports automakers in meeting evolving consumer and enterprise demand for a seamlessly connected, intelligent experience that is safer, smarter, and more immersive. At the same time, it is creating new opportunities for deeper customer engagement and services-based business models on the foundation of a highly scalable hardware-software co-designed architecture.
“Qualcomm Technologies understands automakers’ needs for uniqueness and differentiation as well as the tremendous opportunity to redefine the automotive and transportation business model. Through the Snapdragon Digital Chassis, we offer an array of open platforms to rapidly enable connected and intelligent experiences with enhanced safety features,” said Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and GM, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
“The Snapdragon Digital Chassis allows platforms to stay continually up-to-date with new capabilities after vehicle purchase, while allowing the automaker to create new features and services for enhanced customer engagement and services-based business models. We look forward to working with the automotive industry as well as our many partners to provide truly transformative innovations that are scalable, extensible and software-defined,” added Duggal.
The Snapdragon Digital Chassis is comprised of a set of open and scalable cloud-connected platforms that utilize a unified architecture to support enhanced safety and immersive digital experiences that are updateable throughout the lifetime of next-generation vehicles. This includes the Snapdragon Ride™ Platform, Snapdragon® Cockpit Platform, Snapdragon® Auto Connectivity Platform, and Snapdragon® Car-to-Cloud Services.
The success of the Snapdragon Digital Chassis has been fueled by the growing demand for the breadth of its solutions portfolio and open platform which simplifies broad collaborations with leading automotive companies.
Snapdragon Ride™ Vision System
Alongside this, the company announced the latest addition to the Snapdragon Ride™ Platform portfolio – the Snapdragon Ride™ Vision System – a new open, scalable, and modular computer vision software stack built on a 4nm process technology system-on-chip (SoC) designed for an optimized implementation of front and surround cameras for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD).
“As we further collaborate with the automakers and Tier 1 suppliers, our latest Snapdragon Ride Vision System aims to address a growing need for a more open, adaptable, and scalable platform for computer vision solutions,” explained Duggal.
The Snapdragon Ride Vision System is expected to be available in vehicle production in 2024. The automotive ecosystem can also begin developing next- generation ADAS and AD solutions and their own Drive Policy now by using the available Snapdragon Ride™ software development kit (SDK).