Qualcomm provides chips for BMW's self-driving cars
Qualcomm provides chips for BMW's self-driving cars

Qualcomm has announced a collaboration to bring the latest advances in driver assistance technology and Snapdragon Ride platform products to the next generation of BMW Group ADAS and AD platforms.

The chip maker said the German carmaker is using its chips in its next generation of driver assistance and self-driving systems.

Qualcomm Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, is the world's largest provider of wireless chips. But he is working hard to diversify his business. More than a third of chip sales come from sources other than mobile phones.

Building on the two companies' expertise in core innovations, Qualcomm and BMW are expanding their long-standing partnership to deliver a safe, intelligent and progressive BMW driving experience.

BMW's next-generation autonomous driving battery is based on the Snapdragon Ride on-chip vision system, and ADAS computer centralized visual perception and control powered by Qualcomm's Car-2 cloud service platform.

BMW has been a leader in driver assistance innovations for more than two decades.

In order to expand its wide range of driver assistance systems, it uses Qualcomm technology to provide all the functionality of its autonomous driving platforms and advanced driver assistance systems.

This includes the front, rear, and peripheral cameras in computer vision assigned to the SoC. In addition, BMW's driving policy and other planning and driving functions are implemented via a powerful central computer console.

Qualcomm and BMW expand cooperation

Qualcomm announced the BMW deal before briefing investors, as new details about its strategy are expected to be announced.

A BMW spokesman said that the new chip will be used in the new category. Production is scheduled to start in 2025.

Automotive chips are a key growth area for Qualcomm, which supplies chips for infotainment systems to companies like General Motors.

But the company is also challenging its competitors over the chips that power computers. It can assist the driver with tasks such as automatic lane keeping and automatic driving systems.

BMW said its current collaboration with Intel's autopilot technology division will continue. Despite the fact that the project to put a self-driving car on the market in 2021 did not materialize.

In addition, next year, 7 Series cars with Intel Tier 3 technology for autonomous driving will come to market, which can drive autonomously under restricted conditions. But a pilot is still needed.

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