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Qualcomm automotive platforms to power next-gen infotainment systems

June 29, 2017  - By

Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon automotive platforms were selected to power the next-generation of infotainment systems in the Geely Auto Group vehicles.

According to Qualcomm, these systems include the world’s first-announced infotainment offering with an integrated 4G LTE modem using the Snapdragon 820Am automotive platform.

Geely also expects to use Snapdragon automotive platforms on upcoming generations of its iNTEC technology package, which includes G-Netlink, a system that allows drivers to interface with their vehicles in a number of ways, as well as G-Pilot, an intelligent drive technology designed to support a high degree of driving comfort, assistance and autonomy.

“China is emerging as a source of automotive innovation, not only benefiting Chinese customers but also the rest of the world, by quickly adopting and commercializing leading-edge car attechnology,” said Patrick Little, senior vice president and general manager for automotive at Qualcomm Technologies. “We are pleased to work with Geely and the Chinese automotive ecosystem to help define the future of connected car experiences and use our industry-leading technologies to accelerate its realization.”

According to the company, select Geely models are expected to use the Snapdragon 820Am variant of the platform with an integrated X12 LTE modem, supporting up to 600 Mbps downlink and 150 Mbps uplink speeds.

In addition, Geely vehicles featuring Snapdragon automotive platforms are expected to be available from 2020 onward, the company reported. Geely’s connected cars featuring telematics applications are already available using Snapdragon LTE modems.