Snapdragon Ride and other Qualcomm news

There is also the San Diego chipmaker among the companies that have chosen the Las Vegas setting to announce their news: Qualcomm led to CES 2020 a series of devices and initiatives that focus attention in particular on the automotive universe.

Qualcomm news for CES 2020

The first and perhaps most interesting on the hardware front is called Snapdragon Ride. It is a platform for the autonomous driving, in other words a box designed to deal with the processing of information on board self-driving car. A scalable and open solution that includes Snapdragon Ride Safety, Snapdragon Ride Safety Accelerator and Snapdragon Ride Autonomous Stack system-on-chip.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride box for autonomous driving

Staying on the subject of four wheels, Qualcomm confirmed the collaboration with General Motors aimed at creating advanced driving experiences in terms of infotainment and beyond: the focus is on the digital cockpit, telematics and assistance systems. Again, the new one chip QCA6595AU always intended for the automotive industry, it integrates WiFi 5 and Bluetooth, reaching data transfer rates of 1 Gbps. It complements the QCA6696 with WiFi 6 which reaches 1.8 Gbps.

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To this is added the Car-to-Cloud service for connected cars using the 4G and 5G networks. The goal is to support car manufacturers in keeping cockpits and on-board telematic systems up to date, guaranteeing flexibility and versatility with the continuous integration of new features through the release of over-the-air updates. Finally, the Platform C-V2X for vehicles and road infrastructures, it leverages the C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) principle to meet new requirements in terms of safety and mobility applications.

Still within the framework of the CES 2020 underway in Las Vegas, Qualcomm presented aptX Voice audio, a voice codec that ensures high definition voice quality via Bluetooth: it will improve the call experience by using wireless accessories such as speakers or earphones.

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