Reuters on Wednesday (5/1/2022) reported this agreement is expected to give automotive companies a boost to accelerate the digitization of their product lines.
Qualcomm, which is based in San Diego, California, United States, is famous for its smart phone chips, now also entering the automotive world together. Qualcomm is starting to produce the “brains” of self-driving cars to the chips that operate digital dashboards and infotainment systems.
At the Consumer Electronics Show or CES, Qualcomm announced it had reached an agreement with the Geely Holding-backed Volvo and Polestar brands to use Qualcomm's “Snapdragon Cockpit” chips.
The deal allows Volvo's electric SUV to take advantage of hands-free use of the Google Assistant. While navigating with Google Maps.
In addition to Volvo, Qualcomm also said Honda will start using “cockpit” chips in vehicles launched in 2023.
For cooperation with Renault, Qualcomm has not provided specifics on which chips or when the production vehicles will be embedded with Qualcomm's technology.
mOn Tuesday (4/1/2022) Qualcomm has announced a chip that uses car cameras and artificial intelligence to assist with safety functions such as automatic lane control.
The new “Snapdragon Ride Vision System” uses software from Arriver, part of Qualcomm's $4.5 billion purchase of automotive technology company Veoneer Inc last year.