VW software firm selects Qualcomm to power future automated driving platform

VW software firm selects Qualcomm to power future automated driving platform

MANILA: Cariad, the Volkswagen Group's software company, announced that it will look to Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to supply system-on-chips (SoCs) for Cariad’s software platform designed to enable assisted and automated driving functions up to Level 4.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When does Volkswagen plan on rolling out its Level 4 driver assistance functions, which use Qualcomm and Cariad's computer platform?

    Across its brands, the Volkswagen Group plans to roll out the Level 4 system in the middle of the decade.
  • What steps will Volkswagen take in its New Auto strategy?

    Under the leadership of CEO Herbert Diess, Volkswagen last year presented its New Auto strategy, aimed at leading the Group into an autonomous and sustainable mobility future.
  • The SoCs from Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon Ride Platform portfolio "are a crucial element for Cariad to deliver competitive automated driving functions to all Volkswagen Group passenger car brands," the German carmaker said in a release. 

    The selection of Qualcomm Technologies, a specialist in the semiconductor industry, is the first of its kind for Cariad, allowing it to define which high-performance computer chips are used for its platform and match them with its own software requirements.

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    Under the leadership of CEO Herbert Diess, Volkswagen last year presented its New Auto strategy, aimed at leading the group into an autonomous and sustainable mobility future.

    Going forward, the group will span everything from manufacturing and selling vehicles, to producing battery cells and offering energy services, to providing mobility solutions and developing and continuously updating software.

    With Qualcomm Technologies’ high-performance SoCs, the group will be able to deliver a range of secure and scalable automated driving functions. 

    “As the amount of innovation and complexities increase, strong collaborations such as ours with Cariad are a necessity to not only address aggressive time-to-market goals, but to deliver safe and reliable automated driving experiences for all," Qualcomm Senior Vice President and General Manager for Automotive Nakul Duggal claimed. 

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