Qualcomm and Renault announce a new partnership to collaborate on the "Software-Defined Electric Vehicles" of the future
Qualcomm Technologies and Renault Group have announced that they will team up to deliver new platforms for next-gen electric vehicles from the latter. The resulting new "Software Defined Vehicle Platforms" will take over from the Snapdragon Digital Chassis, and may thus deliver new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), "connected car" experiences and generally many more of a vehicle's controls than ever before.
SDVs are e-vehicles in which a striking amount of functions, even down to airbags, cruise control and those aspects of the cabin traditionally associated with physical buttons as well as more 'high-tech' features such as ADAS or obstacle detection are software-based, via OTA if necessary.
Its reach might seem like a lot; however, companies such as Qualcomm are adamant that it is inevitable as far as the future of the vehicle goes. Accordingly, the resulting new "high-performance" SDVs as the result of the new Renault x Qualcomm initiative are projected to start emerging from 2026.
The new collaboration may also see Qualcomm taking a stake in Ampere: Renault's dedicated subsidiary for vehicular circuitry and software in this context.
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