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January 6, 2016

Qualcomm Expanding Automotive Technology Portfolio

Audi to Begin Shipping 2017 Models Featuring Snapdragon 602 A Systems

Drivers will be getting some assistance behind the wheel compliments of Qualcomm.

Qualcomm-Logo-websiteThe technology company announced Tuesday it has expanded its automotive technology portfolio to provide a collection of industry-leading technologies enabling timely innovation across all tiers of the automotive industry. Qualcomm’s technology will enhance vehicles through highly integrated solutions in the areas of telematics and connectivity, as well as high definition graphics and multimedia for rich infotainment systems, machine intelligence and sensor fusion for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), GNSS location technologies, V2X (Vehicle to Vehicle/Infrastructure/Pedestrian) communications for improved safety and driver convenience, and wireless charging for electric vehicles.

This isn’t Qualcomm’s first time behind the wheel, so to speak. Two years ago the company made the announcement it would be working on such technology.

However, as Forbes reported, now Qualcomm has a partner as Audi has announced it will start shipping Snapdragon 602A-powered cars in 2017 vehicles.

“The speed of innovation within vehicle electronics is rapidly accelerating, requiring advanced integration and technology convergence leadership to deliver the challenging user experiences and continuous cost reductions expected by our customers,” Qualcomm automotive senior vice-president and general manager Patrick Little said in a press release. “Qualcomm Technologies and Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. (QTIL), formerly Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited, each bring rich and technologically advanced automotive product lines – ranging from discrete connectivity solutions to leading-edge SoC solutions offering new levels of integration and cost effectiveness for tomorrow’s converged architectures.”


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.