Qualcomm Technologies and Chinese new energy company, BYD Company Ltd., announced the selection of Qualcomm Technologies' automotive solutions for upcoming electric vehicles from BYD. Anticipated to begin in 2019, BYD electric vehicles are planned to feature integrated infotainment and digital cluster systems powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820A Automotive platform. The software architecture, hypervisor support, and integration capability of the Snapdragon 820A Automotive platform supports BYD's efforts to integrate its infotainment and digital cluster systems into a single electronic control unit (ECU). This is designed to deliver significant optimization and integration benefits compared to previous architectures, which used several different ECUs within the vehicle. Using Qualcomm Technologies' automotive solutions helps to improve power efficiency within the integrated ECU, which aids in enhancing the vehicle overall performance, battery life, and driving range. The use of the integrated infotainment and cluster system with Snapdragon 820A Automotive platform is designed to support a unified user interface, improvement in contextual awareness, and a rich in-vehicle user experience with multimedia.
Qualcomm Technologies' advanced technologies for integrating infotainment systems with the digital cluster, using the Snapdragon 820A Automotive platform, are designed to provide automakers with a comprehensive automotive connectivity solution. With its Qualcomm Kryo CPU, Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX), and Qualcomm Adreno GPU, the Snapdragon 820A Automotive platform aims to help the user experience by allowing for the increased bandwidth to stream high-definition videos onto in-vehicle displays, while supporting audio and video streaming from multiple devices through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Additionally, the Snapdragon 820A Automotive platform's vehicle sensor integration is designed to support driver assistance using the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine and computer vision using HVX, location navigation using an integrated global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and automotive dead reckoning, supporting the vehicle's awareness of its surroundings for safety and driver assistance.
Jaguar Land Rover and Qualcomm are working together to use Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive platforms to power advanced telematics, infotainment, and digital cluster with integrated connectivity, and rear seat entertainment.
For telematics units, Jaguar Land Rover will use the Snapdragon 820Am Automotive platform to provide customers with connectivity throughout the vehicle by integrating 4G LTE Advanced, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth technologies. Using the automotive platform's integrated global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and automotive dead reckoning, future vehicles are expected to have the increased capability to effectively be aware of their surroundings.
Infotainment and digital cluster systems featured in future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will be integrated into one complete system using an additional Snapdragon 820Am Automotive platform. With the Snapdragon 820Am Automotive platform, which features 4G LTE capabilities to support connected applications, Jaguar Land Rover will be able to produce a scalable platform to serve different domains, and rapidly connect software and services, within the vehicle. Optional rear seat entertainment systems are also designed using Snapdragon 820A Automotive platforms for unmatched connected in-car experiences.
Qualcomm Technologies also announced its continued support for cutting-edge personalization, infotainment, and telematics systems, as demonstrated with the recent launch of the 2018 Honda Accord. The 2018 Honda Accord features a Snapdragon Automotive Platform to power applications for its in-vehicle infotainment and navigation system. The 2018 Honda Accord also features a Qualcomm 4G LTE modem which is designed to support the Hondalink vehicle connectivity system.
The 2018 Honda Accord will be on display in the Qualcomm Technologies automotive booth #5616 located in the North Hall.
For more information, visit www.qualcomm.com/automotive.