The new solution is expected to offer the automotive industry a cutting-edge immersive intelligent driving and riding experience


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Qualcomm Technologies will expand its partnership with Chinese connected car company PATEO Connect+ with an aim to create the next-generation Qinggan intelligent cockpit platform solution.

According to the parties, the new solution is expected to provide the automotive industry with a cutting-edge immersive intelligent driving and riding experience.

Their partnership will build solutions for supporting vehicle intelligence, service-oriented architecture (SOA), smart car connectivity, intelligent cockpit, and multi-domain fusion based central controller. These will be based on the 4th Generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms.

Qualcomm International (Shanghai) sales and business development vice president Lei Xian said: “As a leading company in China’s smart cockpit segment, we believe the innovation capability of PATEO is impressive. Qualcomm Technologies is excited to establish a relationship with PATEO.

“The R&D experience and implementation achievements accumulated throughout our working relationship provides Qualcomm Technologies confidence in this cooperation. We believe that the brand-new intelligent cockpit platform solution that will be developed will usher in the development of the industry.”

According to Qualcomm, the 4th Generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms are high-performance cockpit solutions that can support various electronic control units (ECUs) and a central processing unit (CPU) with multi-domain capability.

The platforms can give bottom-layer performance support for the combination of SOA, system-on-chips (SoCs), and display screens. These will be integrated with certain informational driver assistance system (ADAS) capabilities and intelligent cockpit.

The platforms are being launched in order to facilitate the transformation of the electrical/electronic (E/E) architecture of next-generation intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) to a zonal system computing architecture.

PATEO is expected to use its innovative capabilities and experiences with the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms. The Chinese firm will build upon that and unleash the 4th Generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms’ performance potential and develop the new-generation Qinggan intelligent cockpit platform solution.

PATEO founder and chairman Ken YING said: “Qualcomm Technologies is the technology leader in the ICV field, and the important driving force for the automotive digital transformation as well. PATEO is very proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies.

“Based on the 4th generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms, we believe that the all-new PATEO Qinggan digital cockpit platform solution will provide the automotive industry a digitally advanced product to bring immersive, intelligent and next generation driving experiences.”