Volvo teams up with Qualcomm to take infotainment to the next level

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Volvo Cars announced in a recent press release that it is working together with Qualcomm and will use its Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms to take infotainment systems on future Volvo and Polestar offerings to the next level.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What future offerings from Volvo and Polestar will be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms?

    Volvo says that its upcoming fully electric SUV and Polestar's new Polestar 3 SUV will most likely be adopting this new infotainment technology.
  • How does it affect the new infotainment system's performance?

    Because Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms can be a central hub for high-performance computing, it will improve the new infotainment system's speed and graphics.
  • According to the Swedish automotive brand, it will leverage its technology firm and Qualcomm’s in-house research and development competence, allowing both companies to improve the overall capability of Volvo’s next-generation infotainment system powered by Google Android, making it much faster and more responsive.

    “Volvo Cars is a company that believes in collaborating with technology leaders such as Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and Google to deliver the best experience to our customers. With Qualcomm technology in our forthcoming fully electric SUV, our Google Android-based infotainment system will reach the next level,” commented Volvo Cars Chief Product Officer Henrik Green.

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    Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms is designed to be a central hub for high-performance computing, said Volvo. In addition, the said platform is capable of fulfilling highly demanding graphics, audio, and artificial intelligence requirements in the forthcoming Polestar 3 SUV and Volvo Cars’ upcoming fully electric SUV, all while having a very low power consumption.

    With the latest Snapdragon Automotive Platforms, Volvo Cars’ next-generation infotainment system will be more than twice as fast, while its graphics generation will be up to 10 times faster. But can it beat Tesla's AAA games-capable infotainment system? Guess we'll have to see when it comes out. 

    Volvo believes that the transition towards becoming a fully electric car company and a leader in the premium electric car segment by 2030 means more than simply offering pure electric cars. That said, the Swedish car brand includes offering seamless connectivity, industry-leading safety standards, advanced autonomous drive, and the best possible user experience into its future plans.

    To support these ambitions, Volvo Cars is teaming up with global technology leaders like Qualcomm and Google, who with Volvo Cars, can deliver an industry-leading video, audio, and connectivity performance in its next generation of fully electric cars.

    “Our goal is to support Volvo Cars by integrating cutting-edge, scalable, and upgradable technology that provides premium experiences today and into the future for their customers. We are proud of the strong organizational concentration in automotive that we have in Europe, which spans across engineering, services, product marketing and go-to-market,” said Qualcomm Europe, Inc.Senior Vice President and President of Europe/MEA Enrico Salvatori.

    Volvo also said that its collaboration with Qualcomm includes future improvements which will be rolled out over the air and overtime. These plans create a solid foundation that will enable Volvo Cars to continue delivering premium, connected, intelligent, and responsive in-car experiences in the future.

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