Qualcomm prepares to absorb Autotalks for improved safety in next-gen cars
Qualcomm has announced that it intends to augment its vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology. by acquiring the company Autotalks, a company with "expertise" in the same area. The chip-maker intends to enhance its Snapdragon Digital Chassis chips with new safety solutions, which might find buyers such as Volkswagen.
Autotalks is a company on a "mission to revolutionize safety for the transportation and automotive industry through our V2X solutions,” according to its CEO, Hagai Zyss. To this end, it makes a standalone dual-mode module which, should Qualcomm's latest acquisition go to plan, become part of the Snapdragon Digital Chassis products.
Qualcomm and Autotalks are "confident" that their merger would "enhance transportation efficiency and safety for road users" through V2X while improving its uptake in next-gen cars, especially as more of them go electric over time.
Some of them are projected to be from Renault and General Motors, as well as Volkswagen vehicles equipped by the marque's automotive software, CARIAD. Hopefully, the user of the upgraded V2X will help with its reportedly shambolic progression somehow.
In any case, the Autotalks x Qualcomm automotive comms technology is backed to "build V2X technologies and products with a focus on solving real-world road user safety challenges".
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