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Sweden’s Volvo Car Group has selected Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Digital Cockpit Technologies and Google’s Android Automotive Operating System (AAOS) to power next-generation infotainment systems in its upcoming fully electric SUV and the Polestar 3 SUV. The enhanced partnership is just one of the announcements made by Qualcomm Technologies Inc. at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.
Volvo Cars expects to launch cars featuring next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms later this year.
With Google’s AAOS, the Polestar 3 and Volvo Cars’ upcoming fully electric SUV will feature: hands-free help from Google Assistant and precise navigation with Google Maps, as well as a broad ecosystem of automotive applications and services on Google Play.
Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon Digital Chassis is comprised of open and scalable cloud-connected platforms designed for automotive telematics and connectivity, digital cockpit, as well as driver assistance and autonomy.
Henrik Green, chief product officer at Volvo Cars, says: “Volvo Cars is a company that believes in working with technology leaders like Qualcomm Technologies and Google to provide the best experience to our customers. With Qualcomm’s technology in our forthcoming fully electric SUV, we are confident our infotainment system will reach the next level.”
Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and GM, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. adds: “Our technology development with Volvo Cars spotlights the transformative potential of our Snapdragon automotive solutions featured in the Snapdragon Digital Chassis. Utilizing our latest hardware and software innovations to multiply the speeds of in-car computing, graphics generation, and audio processing over prior alternatives, the Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms represents the cutting edge of automotive technology. We are honored to work with Volvo Cars to enable the next-generation experiences we are building together.”
Amongst the other CES announcements, Renault Group and Qualcomm will extend their relationship to equip upcoming Renault vehicles with the latest connected and intelligent solutions for its next generation vehicles.
Thierry Cammal, Alliance Global Vice President Software Factory, Renault Group, comments: “As we maintain our position as a leading global automaker, we look to Qualcomm Technologies’ vision and innovation with 5G, the digital cockpit, and the new Snapdragon Ride platforms enabled with Arriver Computer Visionstack that are part of the Snapdragon Digital Chassis to help us accelerate the pace of innovation to help us meet the evolving demands from our customers.”
Qualcomm has also announced the opening of an engineering software office in Berlin, focused on supporting its European automotive customers with the latest Snapdragon Digital Chassis advancements.
This includes advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD).
The company has multiple office sites in Europe supporting custom engineering, R&D and product marketing, spanning Germany, France, Italy and the UK.
“The office opening is further evidence of the company’s commitment to bring new and exciting technologies to the Automotive sector,” says Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president and president Europe/MEA, Qualcomm Europe, Inc.
“I am incredibly proud of the talented team we have in Europe, and our teams globally. I am excited to deepen the relationships we have with our automotive customers by creating open, scalable, and comprehensive automotive platforms that encompasses semiconductors, systems, software and services. We are empowering the broader automotive ecosystem to rapidly transform their vehicles for the digital era.”
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Qualcomm is a leading wireless technology innovator and a driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G.