Qualcomm has unveiled the 4th generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms for future vehicles. Previously, the American company had signed an agreement with Veoneer to create driver-assisted automotive systems. During the Automotive Redefined: Technology Showcase event, the company also presented the Snapdragon Automotive 4G and 5G Platforms which they consider essential for the development of future smart vehicles.
Speaking of the 4th generation Automotive Cockpit Platforms it is expected to pave way for high-performance all-round computing and processing systems. Soon we could see the system make to it to commercial systems. In addition, the company has made it for entry-level, mid-level, and supercomputing platforms and named it Performance, Premiere, and Paramount respectively. Thanks to Car-to-Cloud with Soft SKU capabilities baked in future vehicles it will be possible for manufacturers to roll out OTA updates to improve the performance of the vehicle throughout its lifetime.
The new automotive platform features 6th generation Kryo CPUs in combination with the Hexagon Processors, Qualcomm’s AI Engine, 6th generation Qualcomm Adreno GPUs and its Spectra ISP. This promises improved riding experience courtesy of augmented reality heads-up-display (AR-HUD), infotainment and in-cabin monitoring services.
Regarding the connectivity options, it will include integrated Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other precise positioning technologies enabling cloud connectivity of the vehicle to ensure a smooth ride. Qualcomm says that Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms are being tested at the moment by various enterprises like LG Electronics Inc, Google LLC, Panasonic Corporation, Visteon Corporation and so on. Besides, the company hints that these systems will be commercially available in vehicles before the end of this year.
With the new 4th Generation Automotive Cockpit Platforms the company hopes to reform the driver-passenger ride-experience in a vehicle and that they are looking for innovative solutions to remodel the infotainment system seen in present vehicles, says Nakul Duggal, Senor VP of Qualcomm.