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Qualcomm builds platform to connect smart cars to everything

Published: June 9, 2016 | San Diego, US

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced Qualcomm Connected Car Reference Platform, which aims at accelerating the adoption of advanced and complex connectivity into the next-generation of connected cars. The company developed a product designed to maintain pace with an ever-increasing set of automotive use cases facilitated by the latest advances in 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The platform is also designed to solve for challenges such as wireless coexistence, future-proofing and support for a large number of in-car hardware architectures.

The Connected Car Reference Platform is built upon Qualcomm Technologies’ automotive product and technology portfolio, including Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 and X5 LTE modems. In addition, the platform features in-vehicle networking technologies such as Gigabit (OABR) Ethernet with Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) and Controller Area Network (CAN) interfaces.

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Mercedes Connected Car

Nakul Duggal, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said:

With the Connected Car Reference Platform, Qualcomm Technologies has developed a platform for automakers, module OEM customers, and developers that emphasizes scalability, modularity and security for integrating and managing multiple cutting-edge wireless technologies inside vehicles. We are pleased to introduce this platform to help enable best-in-class advanced connectivity solutions and services in upcoming vehicle designs.

The Qualcomm Connected Car Reference Platform is expected to be available by the end of 2016.

Source: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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