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Qualcomm and Renault boost collaboration to target SDV platforms

The new automotive platforms would be based on Snapdragon digital chassis solutions from Qualcomm Technologies


Renault Group and Qualcomm Technologies announced that the companies intend to further expand their technology collaboration, aiming to deliver a centralized compute architecture for Renault’s next-generation of software-defined vehicles.

Known as “Software Defined Vehicle” (SDV) Platforms, the new automotive platforms would be based on Snapdragon digital chassis solutions from Qualcomm Technologies and support digital cockpit, connectivity, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

The companies also announced that Qualcomm Technologies, or one of its affiliates, will also be investing in the Renault Group’s dedicated electric and software company, known as Ampere.

“From the mobile to the car with advanced and revolutionary technology, the ‘Software Defined Vehicl’” is the future of the automotive industry: it is about meeting expectations in terms of functionality and services while controlling complexity and costs. Renault Group is strengthening its strategic collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, a major mobile and automotive technology player, to bring the first open and horizontal “Software Defined Vehicle” platform to the automotive market,” said Luca de Meo, CEO of the Renault Group.

“The combination of Renault Group’s expertise in automotive technology and Qualcomm Technologies’ proven leadership in the high-performance low power semiconductors, software and systems platforms will enable us to provide a scalable, competitive, and innovative software-defined vehicle platform foundation to drive the services ecosystem and deliver value to our customers,” de Meo added.

“Qualcomm is very proud of its relationship with the Renault Group and the expansion of our collaboration to jointly define the car of the future with leading semiconductors, software and services. We are thrilled to have our Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions play a pivotal role in ushering in their next generation of software-defined vehicles and help accelerate the digital transformation of the automobile,” said Cristiano Amon, president and CEO of Qualcomm.

From 2026, Renault vehicles will utilize the SDV platform, including new generations of the Snapdragon digital chassis, designed to power new Android cockpits and make the on-board experience more immersive and personal; and centralize other vehicle functions, such as advanced driver assistance (ADAS), body, chassis, telematics, connectivity, power line communications (PLC), safety and cybersecurity in the physical computer unit (PCU).

The growing technological collaboration between Renault Group and Qualcomm Technologies started in 2018. Since then, Renault has featured snapdragon cockpit Platforms in the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric’s OpenR Link multimedia system and has plans to utilize Snapdragon digital chassis solutions to deliver seamless connectivity and intelligent in-car experiences to their drivers and passengers.

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