Qualcomm Technologies and Chinese EV manufacturer Nio, via its subsidiary Nio USA, are working together on the next-generation digital cockpit technologies, which will equip Nio’s first flagship sedan, the ET7.
Available in 2022, the ET7 will feature the third generation of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform and automotive 5G Platform, which Nio hopes will accelerate the move to 5G enabled and connected vehicles.
According to Qualcomm, its hardware and software is designed to deliver highly intuitive AI experiences and rich visuals, with support for multiple displays throughout the vehicle. The 5G platform, meanwhile, contains features such as C-V2X and high-precision positioning, which will support auto makers like Nio to develop improved telematics products for their next-generation connected vehicles.
“Nio and Qualcomm Technologies share the same aspiration for technological innovation and superb user experiences. We’re excited to work closely with Nio to support smart mobility designed to deliver exceptional digital cockpit and new driving experiences to users with our 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit and 5G Platforms,” said Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and GM, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies. “Together, we look forward to driving connected vehicles into the 5G era, enhancing driving safety and paving the way for the arrival of next-generation intelligent vehicles.”