Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and NIO Inc., through its subsidiary NIO USA, today announced the companies’ working relationship to feature the latest next generation digital cockpit technologies in NIO’s first flagship sedan, the NIO ET7. Available in 2022, NIO ET7 will feature the 3rd Generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Cockpit Platform and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive 5G Platform, bringing intelligent and immersive in-vehicle experiences to consumers. By leveraging Qualcomm Technologies’ leading technological innovation and automotive product portfolio, this working relationship aims to bring more intuitive and immersive digital cockpit experiences enabled by high-performance computing and 5G technologies to users, driving accelerated transformation towards 5G intelligent and connected vehicles.
As Qualcomm Technologies’ first-announced artificial intelligent (AI)-based scalable automotive-grade digital cockpit platforms, the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms support the capabilities of high-performance computing, immersive graphics, multimedia and computer vision. The 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform is designed to deliver highly intuitive AI experiences on the NIO ET7 and rich visual experiences with support for multiple displays throughout the vehicle, providing the NOMI in-car AI system, as well as interactions on in-vehicle displays with exceptional support for heterogenous computing capabilities.
The Snapdragon Automotive 5G Platform is the industry’s first-announced automotive-grade 5G dual SIM dual active (DSDA) platform with comprehensive, industry-leading 5G connectivity capabilities. Coupled with advanced features such as C-V2X and high-precision positioning, the platform can effectively support automakers like NIO to develop faster, safer and differentiated telematics products for the next-generation connected vehicles. Based on the Snapdragon Automotive 5G Platform, NIO ET7 can provide rich applications and immersive emotional experiences, enabling more intelligent connectivity and autonomous driving use cases.
“To continuously bring better experiences to users through technological innovation is the aspiration of NIO,” said Xin Zhou, Executive Vice President and Chairman of Product Committee, NIO. “This collaboration between NIO and Qualcomm Technologies in smart cockpit and 5G will help drive immersive interactive experiences to users that exceed expectations and drive automotive innovation in the future.”
“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, Inc. “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.”