Qualcomm revealed its 4th gen Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms
United States chipmaker Qualcomm officially introduced its 4th generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms.
This, as the platforms were officially introduced during Qualcomm’s “Automotive Redefined: Technology Showcase” event.
In addition, the company also revealed the Snapdragon Automotive 4G and 5G Platforms in which it considered as critical building blocks for future automobile designs.
Gizmochina reported that the 4th generation Automotive Cockpit Platforms were designed to be the “engine room” for high-performance all-round computing and processing, that could be seamlessly extended to commercial applications.
As per the report, it comes in three variants — Performance, Premiere, and Paramount — for entry-level, mid-level, and supercomputing platforms, respectively, adding that over-the-air (OTA) updates would be easily available throughout the lifecycle of the vehicle, with its Car-to-Cloud with Soft SKU capabilities.
The new automotive platforms also have the 6th generation Qualcomm Kryo processors, the Hexagon Processors, Qualcomm’s AI Engine, 6th generation Qualcomm Adreno graphics processors, and its Spectra ISP, providing all-round capabilities and resulting in different assisted platforms experiences like the cockpit, augmented reality heads-up-display (AR-HUD), infotainment, and in-cabin monitoring services.
Qualcomm was also expanding the connectivity capabilities of those platforms with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive 4G and 5G Platforms.
Drawing from the rich resource of technologies such as integrated Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other precise positioning technologies, the platforms could easily connect vehicles to the cloud for improved experiences.
Qualcomm also stated during the said event that the predecessor Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms were being adopted across tier-1 suppliers such as Google LLC, LG Electronics Inc, Visteon Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, among several others, and vehicles having these platforms were projected to be available commercially later this year.
Qualcomm Senior Vice President Nakul Duggal said in his remarks that their 4th Generation Automotive Cockpit Platforms would continue to be developed as they strived to deliver advanced digital cabin solutions and to reinvent the driver, passenger, and rear-seat entertainment and contextual awareness experience as well.
Earlier this week, Qualcomm signed a collaborative agreement with Veoneer to produce driver-assisted automotive systems.