At an event in San Francisco, Qualcomm announced new chipsets for the Internet of Things including connected cars. The company touted the processors it offers to power in-car modems, HD infotainment units, DSRC and wireless charging for electric cars.
QTI claims it is transforming the in-car experience with technologies to connect cars and create a better, safer driving experience. Qualcomm Technologies delivered the first embedded 3G/4G solutions for automobiles, and QTI has now engaged with more than 40 connected car programs from more than automakers.
There are more than 20 million connected vehicles with QTI’s Qualcomm Snapdragon LTE and 3G modems, wireless solutions for cloud-based entertainment, safety and security applications.
Qualcomm says that the high speed, reliable connectivity provided by Snapdragon LTE modems is the cornerstone of next-generation, connected driver experiences, enabling navigation and infotainment services including real-time mapping, HD Video, multimedia streaming, gaming and more.
Qualcomm Technologies’ automotive solutions also include the Snapdragon 602A automotive-grade infotainment processor that fuels cutting-edge automotive solutions :
- Quad-core processor.
- Qualcomm Adreno GPU with accelerated rendering of complex geometries for advanced 2D/3D navigation applications and rich UIs
- Support for 3 simultaneous HD displays with touch ensures high quality of information and content
- Advanced voice recognition with always on listening.
- Multiple camera support with HD video stitching to deliver industry-leading driver assistance.
- Advanced location technology boosts accuracy.
- Built-in security systems are engineered to protect sensitive information by designing secure, direct communication links.
- In-vehicle high speed Wi-Fi hotspot and video streaming for multiple consumer devices complimented by Bluetooth automotive profiles
The Qualcomm integrated hardware and software platform, built for automotive, provides an array of navigational and multimedia features and uses a Snapdragon processor and modem, GNSS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with pre-integrated support for QNX and Android operating systems.
Qualcomm offers The AllJoyn open source SDK (managed by the AllSeen Alliance) can personalize seat, window, mirror, and comfort settings by facial detection or a smartphone app over Wi-Fi.
Qualcomm Atheros’ Qualcomm VIVE QCA65x4 supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC).
You can see a demo of features in the concept cars found in the video below from Qualcomm:
QTI’s Qualcomm WiPower offers wireless charging for consumer electronics in the car an.
Qualcomm Halo wireless charging for electric vehicles.