networkingThe market continues to heat up, Google willAndroid AutomotiveIntroduce more from the world, Qualcomm and MediaTek and other hardware companies aim to power them.Today at the company’s CES 2022 conference, Qualcomm revealed that it is cooperating with Renault Group to develop more smart devices using the Snapdragon “digital chassis” technology package. .
Renault Group is the world’s largestOne of the manufacturers (2016Sales ranked 9th in the world).The company already has several models equipped with Android Automotive,For example, the latest Mégane E-TECH Electric, But now the company is working closely with Qualcomm to develop more integrated hardware.
QualcommStated in its announcement“In order to build a next-generation architecture focused on a scalable and flexible vehicle architecture, focusing on meeting the ever-changing expectations of consumers and corporate customers, Renault Group will work with Qualcomm to use the Snapdragon digital technology chassis for the upcomingEquipped with the latest interconnection and smart solutions for its next-generation cars. “
“Digital Chassis” is a software and hardware product package developed by Qualcomm, including network connectivity (5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, car networking/V2X, precise positioning and power line communication), cockpit software, driver assistance and “Car2Cloud” service platform . Qualcomm said that Car2Cloud allows cars to update wirelessly and…subscribe to service options.Hope Renault has no plansRemote subscription similar to Toyota’s remote control key.
Although Qualcomm has provided a system-on-chip design (in the form of a Snapdragon cockpit platform) for cars, this design has been used by Mégane E-TECH Electric, but the digital chassis is a more complete package, and it will appear in some future In the car. In essence, Qualcomm wants to deal with all “smart products” for automakers, and let companies such as Renault only care about the rest of the car.