Qualcomm and BMW Group to Extend Their Long-Lasting Technology Collaboration to Automated Driving

NEW YORK and MUNICH, November 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced a collaboration to bring the latest advances in driver assistance technology and products to its Snapdragon Ride Platform up to the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and platforms for automated driving (AD) from the BMW Group. By leveraging the expertise of both companies in the field of core innovations, the BMW Group and Qualcomm Technologies will expand their longstanding relationship to offer safe, intelligent and sophisticated driving experiences for BMW Group vehicles. The next generation of BMW’s Automated Driving Stack will be based on the Snapdragon Ride Vision System-on-Chip (SoC), Vision Perception and ADAS Central Computing SoC Controllers managed by Qualcomm® Car-2-cloud service platform.

The BMW Group has been an industry leader in driver assistance innovation for over two decades. In an effort to further expand a broad portfolio of driver assistance systems, the BMW Group will use Qualcomm Technologies to implement a full range of ADAS / AD functions, including front, rear and surround camera computer vision, in a dedicated computer Provide Vision SoC as a powerful ADAS Central Compute Controller to host BMW’s driving policy and other planning and driving functions.

“BMW selected Qualcomm Technologies as our technology partner and systems solution provider based on the breadth and depth of the company’s portfolio and proven expertise in computers, connectivity, computer vision, advanced semiconductors and driver assistance technologies,” said Nicolai Martin, SVP driving experience, BMW Group. “We look forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies to build our next-generation ADAS / AD platform and continue to deliver world-class driving experiences to our customers.”

“Our announcement with BMW today marks the beginning of a new era in automotive where two technology leaders have come together to design and develop a key element of Snapdragon® Digital chassis for the next generation car, “said Cristiano Amon, President and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. “We are very proud of this milestone and can hardly wait to get our jointly developed products on the road.”

“Our goal has always been to offer automakers an open, comprehensive and transformative platform that encompasses semiconductors, software, stacks, systems and services,” said Nakul Duggal, Senior Vice President & GM, Automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are honored to have been selected by the BMW Group as ADAS technology partner for Computer Vision Stack, Vision SoC and ADAS Central Compute Controller, and look forward to the joint development and use of these products. ”

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm is the world’s leading innovator in wireless technology and the driving force behind the development, adoption and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our fundamental technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and can be found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We’re bringing the benefits of cellular communications to new industries, including the automotive industry, the Internet of Things, and computers, and leading the way to a world where anything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

Qualcomm Incorporated comprises our licensing business, QTL, and the majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates essentially all of our engineering, research and development functions and essentially all of our product and service businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.

About the BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also offers high-quality financial and mobility services. The BMW Group’s production network comprises 31 production and assembly locations in 15 countries; The company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million cars and more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. Earnings before taxes in the 2020 financial year amounted to € 5.222 billion on sales of € 98.990 billion. away December 31, 2020, the BMW Group employed 120,726 people.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company sets the course for the future at an early stage and consistently places sustainability and efficient resource management at the center of its strategic orientation, from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.






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SOURCE Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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