The partnership aims to create digital cockpit experiences by using Qualcomm’s fourth-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms with the Galaxy Full Stack Solution 3.0 developed by Z-ONE TECH


Qualcomm and Z-ONE TECH sign a memorandum of understanding on strategic cooperation. (Credit: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)

Qualcomm has entered into a partnership with software technology company Z-ONE TECH to deliver intelligent cockpit experiences for smart vehicles.

The US-based semiconductor company will partner with Z-ONE TECH through its subsidiary Qualcomm Wireless Communication Technologies (China).

Z-ONE TECH is engaged in developing high value-added modules for smart vehicles. The company serves auto manufacturers with full-stack platform solutions.

According to Qualcomm, the partnership will use its fourth generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms with the Galaxy Full Stack Solution 3.0 developed by Z-ONE TECH.

Qualcomm and Z-ONE TECH plan to study the solutions for the intelligent cockpit with the new-generation automotive electrical/electronic (E/E) architecture, while expediting the launch of Galaxy Full-Stack Solution 3.0.

Qualcomm International (Shanghai) sales and business development vice president Lei Xian said: “The digital cockpit has become a leading differentiator amongst customers. As a key component of the Snapdragon Digital Chassis technology, Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms will lay a powerful performance foundation for in-vehicle experiences in the next-generation intelligent vehicles.

“We’re excited to work with Z-ONE TECH to explore the intelligent automobile cockpit and E/E architecture to help drive transformation of driving experiences.”

The fourth-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms are said to be designed to address the shift of automobile manufacturers to evolved automotive architecture. For this, the cockpit platforms from Qualcomm combine compute, artificial intelligence (AI), performance, and safety to meet user requirements for digitally advanced cockpit experiences.

The Galaxy Full-Stack Solution 3.0 will provide the operation system, digital ecosystem, and hardware solution to lead the transformation trends for a software-defined vehicle.

Z-ONE TECH CEO Jun Li said: “Hardware and software need to reinforce each other in the era of intelligent vehicles. The cooperation between Z-ONE TECH and Qualcomm Technologies is strengthening our established business between hardware and software.

“Through this cooperation, Z-ONE TECH and Qualcomm Technologies will actively explore the landscape of new generation of E/E architecture, accelerating commercialization which is beneficial to the whole industry. Qualcomm Technologies has advanced chip technologies and products, which are well aligned with Z-ONE TECH’s innovation and development in the field of intelligent car electronic architecture.”

In late 2021, Qualcomm signed a $4.5bn deal alongside SSW Partners to acquire Veoneer, a Sweden-based automotive technology company.