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The digital cockpit of tomorrow starts today.

Introducing the central processing hub for next-gen connected cars.

Announced at our Automotive Redefined: Technology Showcase on January 26, 2021, the 4th Generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Cockpit Platforms feature enhanced graphics, multimedia, computer vision and artificial intelligence capabilities to provide a more integrated, contextually aware and constantly adaptive cockpit system that evolves to its passengers’ preferences. The 4th Generation Snapdragon Automotive Platforms are engineered as a homogenous and multipurpose solution to address the transition to zonal architectures, serving as a central hub for high-performance compute, computer vision, artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-sensor processing with a flexible software configuration to address the compute, performance and functional safety needs for that zone or domain.

High-performance computing with AI

Using 5nm process technology, the new digital cockpit platforms provide high performance SoCs to deliver the user experiences of the next generation cockpit, raising the bar for digital cockpit solutions in the automotive industry.

Heterogeneous system-on-chip (SoC) architecture with visualization

Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms are highly integrated with virtualization support across multiple hypervisors—addressing the domain convergence of infotainment and driving systems. This helps automakers meet the increasing complexity resulting from the consolidation of the digital cluster and infotainment domains.

Scalability with a unified software framework

Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms also provide scalable architecture with differentiated experiences using the same software architecture and framework. This allows consumers to enjoy a harmonized user experience regardless of the vehicle tier, all while using the same software framework.

Highly intuitive AI experiences

Designed to support driver and passenger personalization, in-car virtual assistance, and natural voice control, language understanding, and adaptive human machine interfaces.

Contextual safety

Features intelligent driving assistance systems, including in-cabin monitoring and ultra-HD surround view monitoring.

Smarter navigation

Features lane-level navigation with visual aid positioning and multi-frequency global navigation satellite system (GNSS) to support augmented reality-based navigation systems.

Rich visual experiences

Designed to support multiple displays throughout the vehicle, including ultra-wide panoramic displays, reconfigurable 3D digital instrument clusters, augmented reality heads-up displays (HUD), and Ultra HD media streaming.

Immersive audio

Supports premium audio experiences, including personalized multi-audio zones customized for each user, crystal-clear in-car communication, and active noise and echo cancellation with engine noise suppression capabilities.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, Gen 4

Jan 29, 2021


Transforming in-car experiences with multi-tiered Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms

To help automotive customers meet the evolving needs of consumers across a wide range of vehicle classes, Qualcomm Technologies offers the scalable Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Cockpit Platform in 3 tiers: Paramount, Premier and Performance.

Building on technologies introduced with the Snapdragon 820a and Snapdragon 602a, Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms are engineered with advanced graphics, multimedia, computer vision and artificial intelligence capabilities. Each tier is designed with a modular architecture, allowing automakers to deliver a variety of customizable options across entry-level, mid-tier and premium-level vehicles.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, Gen 3

Jan 25, 2021



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