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Qualcomm to produce key chip to Renault
Semiconductor large Qualcomm will provide a key computing chip for the digital dashboard in a brand new Renault electrical automobile (EV), the Megane E-TECH Electrical.
Renault Group will make the most of the third Era Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms from Qualcomm Applied sciences to energy the automobile’s technically superior infotainment system— which is comprised of portrait-sized touchscreen infotainment shows for audio, visible and navigational features.
The Mégane E-TECH Electrical’s digital cockpit is powered by Android Automotive Working System (AAOS).
Infotainment programs within the new Mégane E-TECH Electrical will come outfitted with built-in Google apps and companies to supply clever infotainment and in-vehicle buyer purposes (resembling Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play).
“Digital cockpits have shortly reworked how drivers and passengers work together with their automobiles, permitting for extra personalization and enhanced consolation,” stated Thierry Cammal, Alliance World Vice President Renault Software program Manufacturing unit. “We consider that our continued work with Google and Qualcomm Applied sciences is vital to redefining in-vehicle experiences, permitting us to supply superior options and capabilities to raise the experiences for drivers and passengers.”
“We acknowledge shoppers’ and automakers’ growing calls for for clever and secure in-vehicle experiences, and we’re proud to have our third Era Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms play a job in serving to meet these wants with the Mégane E-TECH Electrical automobiles,” stated Nakul Duggal, senior vice chairman & GM, automotive, Qualcomm Applied sciences, Inc. “We look ahead to extending our long-term relationships with trade leaders like Google and Renault Group to reimagine and redesign the general expertise for drivers and passengers inside this new digital age.”
Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a number one information and analytics firm, informed Simply Auto that earlier this 12 months, Qualcomm prolonged its partnership with Normal Motors with reference to digital cockpits, next-gen telematics and ADAS improvement, so the growth to Renault is ‘important’.
GM stated it will deploy Qualcomm’s third era Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms in its upcoming automobiles.
“Whereas Qualcomm isn’t new to the automotive sector and has been supplying a number of merchandise for practically 20 years, the trade’s acceleration of its transfer from offering the mechanical units of yesteryear to the long run ‘computer systems on wheels’ has led to extra value-creating actions and alternatives for the corporate within the automotive sector,” says Agwan.
“Rising mobile connectivity in vehicles is ready to supply a major enhance to Qualcomm’s auto enterprise. Moreover, the growth of the automotive enterprise and the resultant improve within the provide of semiconductors will assist the trade, which has been witnessing manufacturing losses resulting from chips shortages.
“Qualcomm – higher identified for its cockpit, infotainment and telematics merchandise within the auto enterprise – goals to deepen its presence in future mobility options that revolve round related, electrical and autonomous expertise. With its new broad automotive technique ‘Automotive Redefined’ introduced earlier this 12 months, the corporate goals to accentuate product improvement within the cockpit, related, autonomous, infotainment, electrical charging infrastructure and different subsystems in automotive.
“Qualcomm desires to be what ‘Android is to smartphones’, i.e., an open platform supplier, with certified software program companions, that may serve a wide variety of purposes slightly than creating its personal software program for every system. The corporate presently provides infotainment and digital cockpits merchandise to 19 automakers globally and has a hefty order pipeline – practically US$10bn. Additional strategic concentrate on the automotive sector is ready to supply aggressive advantages and degree up Qualcomm i the automotive worth chain.
“Throughout COVID-19, most semiconductor producers diverted provide to different industries, given the dwindling manufacturing and provide within the auto trade. Nonetheless, with the prevailing supply-demand mismatch, it’s required that semiconductor firms – largely catering to different industries – develop their capabilities in automotive and faucet the prevailing alternatives available in the market.”