Qualcomm Technologies and Ford Motor Company are working together for the development of advanced connectivity systems for Ford vehicles and testing Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology.
Qualcomm Technologies’ first C-V2X commercial solution, the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset, is expected to be commercially available the second half of 2018. Depending on the results of those field validations, and a change to the current regulatory environment, this technology may be featured in vehicles in the near future. Ford and Qualcomm Technologies are currently working together on the first announced U.S. C-V2X trials in San Diego, along with additional trials in Detroit, with both trials utilizing the 9150 C-V2X solution.
Ford and Qualcomm Technologies plan to work on next-generation telematics concepts and solutions featuring C-V2X technology. At present, as a part of the ongoing relationship, the companies are working on automotive telematics platforms with integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon LTE modems to provide the fast, reliable and efficient connectivity needed for telematics applications, connected navigation and infotainment systems.
Qualcomm Technologies is demonstrating C-V2X technology at the Qualcomm Technologies’ automotive booth during CES 2018.