And Qualcomm and its Snapdragon platforms are best known in smartphones, the firm has been developing components for electric, connected and autonomous vehicles for several years.
By now having several types of automotive chips, Qualcomm has grouped its offer under the term Snapdragon Digital Chassis which includes modules for the display of on-board instruments and infotainment, wireless connectivity (cellular and WiFi in the cabin) and even autonomous driving.
These turnkey solutions, the manufacturer Stellaris will use it for its future vehicles. He thus announces amulti-year technology collaboration” which will lead to the integration of these technologies into millions of vehicles within the 14 car brands managed by the group from 2024.
It highlights in particular the 5G communication capabilities for telematics and the support of Snapdragon Cockpit, already present on certain Renault vehicles. Stellantis also argues that the agreement will secure “Stellantis’ supply chain of strategic components“.
The supply of electronic components remains problematic in the automotive sector and having a giant like Qualcomm among its suppliers will undoubtedly limit shortages.
Artificial intelligence will not be forgotten thanks to the STLA Brain, whether for driving assistance or to help create a personalized atmosphere in vehicles. Stellantis will use telematics to offer OTA updates and evolve vehicles over time or offer optional features.
It will also be possible to make diagnoses and carry out certain repairs over the air. The first brand to benefit from this agreement will be Maserati for its infotainment system.
Source: GNT – actualités by www.generation-nt.com.
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