As a part of the companies’ technology collaboration, BMW Group and Qualcomm Technologies are currently co-developing a comprehensive, open and scalable ADAS system
BMW Group and Qualcomm Technologies has now announced that the companies’ have extended their technology collaboration beyond driver assistance and automated driving technologies, bringing the latest Snapdragon Digital Chassis Solution advancements to power BMW Group’s new vehicles for safer, smarter and sophisticated experiences to drivers and passengers.
Leveraging both companies’ expertise in innovation, BMW is working with Qualcomm Technologies as the automaker’s systems solutions provider, to utilize the latest generation of the Snapdragon Cockpit Platform to power BMW Group’s new in-vehicle experiences, as well as the Snapdragon Auto Connectivity Platforms for 5G connectivity to bring ultra-fast and seamless connectivity to vehicles with new BMW iDrive generation “QuickSelect” and new Operating Systems 8.5 and 9.
Taking the driver-vehicle relationship to the next level, new BMW vehicles and vehicles of MINI’s New Family, are designed to utilize next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms to power their operating systems, the automaker's outstanding interface for intelligent yet simple control, communications, and infotainment. Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms are not only engineered to deliver high-definition graphics to iDrive’s touch and voice-controlled display unit but to also deliver a fully immersive in-cabin experience, enabling premium audio and crystal-clear voice communications throughout the vehicle's cabin.
Working with the Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms, iDrive is designed to bring a new level of digital intelligence for convenience and safety, helping to enhance the BMW Intelligent Personal Safety Assistant's capabilities with highly intuitive artificial intelligence (AI) features. These include in-car virtual assistance, natural language interactions between the vehicle and driver, in-cabin monitoring for contextual safety, and precise positioning for safer and smarter navigation.
As a part of the companies’ technology collaboration, BMW Group and Qualcomm Technologies are currently co-developing a comprehensive, open and scalable ADAS system ranging from New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Level 2 Advanced Driving Assistance Systems to Level 3 High Automated Driving functionalities to expand the accessibility of safer self-driving technologies to the global automotive ecosystem. These will be based on the Snapdragon Ride Platform with an integrated Ride Vision software stack and the first L2+ systems are expected to be available beginning in 2025.