Qualcomm: Snapdragon on smart cars, agreement with Stellantis

Snapdragon Digital Chassis aboard the vehicles of 14 Stellantis car brands, starting in 2024 with Maserati

The holding company that produces cars Stellantis, which includes brands such as Fiat, Peugeot and Maseratihas announced a partnership with chip giant Qualcomm Technologies: the multi-year collaboration involves the use of the latest Snapdragon Digital Chassis advances on board millions of vehicles from Stellantis’ 14 automotive brands starting in 2024. Real “robots” on board “that will allow cars to provide increasingly smart functions, exploiting Snapdragon Cockpit platforms and 5G capabilities for telematics systems. “Our technology collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies is another example of how we are identifying industry leaders to work alongside our passionate and talented in-house teams as we transform our vehicles through a software-defined approach. lifestyle needs of our customers through secure, personalized and always connected features, “said Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis. “Qualcomm Technologies’ extensive automotive experience and semiconductor leadership will allow us to vertically integrate the key elements of our new platforms and manage the entire electronics supply chain more closely, providing access to the best technologies. which enable the realization of Stellantis’ volume potential and the achievement of our Dare Forward 2030. “

“Qualcomm is honored to expand work with Stellantis to redefine vehicles in the 21st century by bringing Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions to their future vehicles,” said Cristiano Amon, President and CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated. “By creating open, scalable and comprehensive automotive platforms that encompass semiconductors, systems, software and services, we stand supporting Stellantis to lead the transformation towards the digital age of automobiles“. Stellantis will use next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit platforms to power in-car communication and infotainment systems for the STLA SmartCockpit, which was designed and built with Amazon and Foxconn. Snapdragon Cockpit platforms provide high-definition graphics. to the cockpit console with touch and voice control, and premium audio with clear and defined voice communications. Snapdragon Cockpit platforms will also be used to improve STLA Brain, an artificial intelligence system that adapts to the needs of the user by learning from his habits The vehicles will always be updated because they are always connected to the Internet, allowing them to always offer the latest features designed for them. The first application of the partnership between Stellantis and Qualcomm will take place in the Maserati brand.