Mercedes Vehicles with Snapdragon Digital Chassis Solutions

Upcoming Mercedes Vehicles to be Equipped with Snapdragon Digital Chassis Solutions.

  • Mercedes-Benz and Qualcomm Collaborate to Power Upcoming Mercedes Vehicles with Snapdragon Digital Chassis Solutions.
  • Mercedes to Utilize Snapdragon Cockpit and Auto Connectivity Platforms to deliver best-in-class driving experiences.

SEP 23, 2022, NEW YORK- Mercedes-Benz AG and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced the companies’ work to utilize Snapdragon® Digital Chassis™ solutions to bring the latest and most digitally advanced capabilities to upcoming Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Building on the companies’ long-standing technology relationship spanning across multiple technology generations, Mercedes-Benz is integrating Snapdragon® Cockpit Platforms to power digital cockpits, as well as Snapdragon® Automotive Connectivity Platforms for telematics systems, in upcoming vehicles. Combining Mercedes-Benz’s expertise in vehicle innovation with Qualcomm Technologies’ growing portfolio of automotive solutions, the companies’ collective efforts are aimed to deliver personalized, intuitive, and safer driving experiences to consumers.

As digital cockpits continue to play a critical role in enabling robust and premium in-vehicle experiences that consumers now expect, Mercedes-Benz is leveraging the Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms to power intuitive and intelligent infotainment systems. With the Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms, these next generation systems will feature rich, immersive in-vehicle experiences, as well as highly intuitive artificial intelligence (AI) experiences for in-car virtual assistance, natural interactions between the vehicle and driver, adapting the vehicle to suit the driver and passenger.

Utilizing the Snapdragon Automotive Connectivity Platforms, Mercedes-Benz vehicles features ultra-fast connectivity, quick network response times and reliability needed to support always on always connected experiences and safety.

“For many years, Qualcomm Technologies has helped us deliver innovative solutions to our customers,” said Magnus Ostberg, chief software officer, Mercedes-Benz AG. “Our strong relationship is vital to guiding the automotive industry through a time of exceptional growth and technological disruption.”

“We are proud to bring our Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions to Mercedes-Benz,” said Nakul Duggal, senior vice president & GM, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Our technology partnership is transforming Mercedes-Benz vehicles as we deliver unparalleled compute, performance, AI and safety experiences by providing premium solutions for their next generation of automobiles.”

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Snapdragon Cockpit – The central processing hub for next gen connected cars.

Snapdragon® Cockpit Platforms feature enhanced graphics, multimedia, computer vision and artificial intelligence capabilities to provide a more integrated, contextually aware and constantly adaptive cockpit system that evolves to its passengers’ preferences. The 4th Generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms are engineered as a homogenous and multipurpose solution to address the transition to zonal architectures, serving as a central hub for high-performance compute, computer vision, artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-sensor processing with a flexible software configuration to address the compute, performance and functional safety needs for that zone or domain.

To help automotive customers meet the evolving needs of consumers across a wide range of vehicle classes, Qualcomm Technologies offers the scalable Snapdragon® Cockpit Platform in 3 tiers: Paramount, Premier and Performance.

Building on technologies introduced with the Snapdragon 820a and Snapdragon 602a Automotive Platforms, Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms are engineered with advanced graphics, multimedia, computer vision and artificial intelligence capabilities. Each tier is designed with a modular architecture, allowing automakers to deliver a variety of customizable options across entry-level, mid-tier and premium-level vehicles.

Upcoming Mercedes Vehicles to be Equipped with Snapdragon Digital Chassis Solutions

High-performance computing with AI

Using 5nm process technology, the new digital cockpit platforms provide high performance SoCs to deliver the user experiences of the next generation cockpit, raising the bar for digital cockpit solutions in the automotive industry.

Heterogeneous system-on-chip (SoC) architecture with visualization

Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms are highly integrated with virtualization support across multiple hypervisors—addressing the domain convergence of infotainment and driving systems. This helps automakers meet the increasing complexity resulting from the consolidation of the digital cluster and infotainment domains.

Scalability with a unified software framework

Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms also provide scalable architecture with differentiated experiences using the same software architecture and framework. This allows consumers to enjoy a harmonized user experience regardless of the vehicle tier, all while using the same software framework.

Highly intuitive AI experiences

Designed to support driver and passenger personalization, in-car virtual assistance, and natural voice control, language understanding, and adaptive human machine interfaces.

Virtual Assistant

Contextual safety

Features intelligent driving assistance systems, including in-cabin monitoring and ultra-HD surround view monitoring.

Smarter navigation

Features lane-level navigation with visual aid positioning and multi-frequency global navigation satellite system (GNSS) to support augmented reality-based navigation systems.

Rich visual experiences

Designed to support multiple displays throughout the vehicle, including ultra-wide panoramic displays, reconfigurable 3D digital instrument clusters, augmented reality heads-up displays (HUD), and Ultra HD media streaming.

Immersive audio

Supports premium audio experiences, including personalized multi-audio zones customized for each user, crystal-clear in-car communication, and active noise and echo cancellation with engine noise suppression capabilities.

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Snapdragon Auto Connectivity Platform:

Next-generation vehicles are more secure, connected, intelligent, and location-aware than ever before. Snapdragon® Auto Connectivity Platform provides a comprehensive portfolio of advanced 4G/5G, cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X), Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity solutions, as well as precise positioning and compute technologies. These technologies help to securely connect your car to the cloud, each other, and the environment—while supporting next-level intelligence for enhanced in-vehicle experiences, new connected-car services, higher levels of safety, and autonomy.

Snapdragon Auto 4G and 5G modems

The Snapdragon® Automotive 4G/5G modems are our most advanced telematics systems, offering connected infotainment features with integrated multi-mode modems. These platforms support ultimate performance for broad global deployment, while providing multi-Gigabit low-latency speeds, lane-level navigation accuracy, and integrated C-V2X functionalities.

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Qualcomm Automotive Bluetooth solutions

Our Qualcomm® Automotive Bluetooth products include high-quality connected-car Bluetooth services and our automotive Bluetooth solutions, which support remote key access, crystal-clear voice calls, and ultra-HD quality voice and low-latency audio—ideal for enhanced in-vehicle experiences.

Dedicated Qualcomm Technologies applications processor

Get increased performance and potential bill of materials (BOM) cost savings to help manage a variety of automotive applications, including those requiring next-generation systems that range from security and precise positioning to C-V2X and other telematics applications.

Qualcomm automotive Wi-Fi solutions

Qualcomm® automotive Wi-Fi solutions provides concurrent support for advanced in-vehicle and vehicle-to-cloud (V2C) use cases using multi-antenna Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Smart with our wireless products that have been adapted for the automotive market. Our latest Wi-Fi 6 offers enhanced capacity, extended range, and power efficiency for premium Wi-Fi experiences, concurrent networking, HD video streaming, hotspot support for more than eight devices, and low-latency HD video over Wi-Fi.

Qualcomm auto positioning solutions

Utilize global Qualcomm® auto positioning support for major constellations including GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, and Galileo for enhanced automotive navigation, which also includes built-in software for global regulatory mandates such as EU eCall and ERA GLONASS.
Qualcomm Technologies’ HP-GNSS with QDR3 technology provides auto makers with a comprehensive 3D navigation solution which combines multi-constellation GNSS precise positioning, inertial measurement units, and other automotive sensors to support next-generation vehicle capabilities including high-performance connected navigation and C-V2X. And Qualcomm® Vision Enhanced Precise Positioning (VEPP) technology provides accurate global lane-level positioning under the most challenging conditions.

Snapdragon Telematics SDK, frameworks and apps

Automakers and Tier 1 companies can use Snapdragon® Telematics Software Development Kit (SDK), frameworks, and apps to rapidly prototype and develop tightly integrated applications to run on TCUs to help deliver unique and differentiated experiences to their customers.

Powerline Communication devices for Automotive Charging Applications.

Qualcomm® QCA700X powerline communication (PLC) devices are compliant with the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard supporting advanced bidirectional communication between electric vehicles (EVs), charging stations and the electric grid to allow for optimal flexibility and efficiency when charging. Smart charging applications using PLC devices help to manage and balance energy flow, reducing pressure on the electric grid as the transportation industry migrates from combustion engines to EVs that take advantage of renewable energy.

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