Snapdragon Automotive Platforms to Power Next Generation Infotainment in Geely Vehicles

At MWC Shanghai, Qualcomm Technologies announced that its Snapdragon Automotive Platforms will be used in the next-generation of infotainment systems in the Geely Auto Group vehicles. Geely is one of the fastest-growing automakers worldwide, fueled by remarkable growth in China. The company recently acquired Volvo and the iconic London Taxi Company and also boasts of its own recently launched premium global brand, LYNK & CO. The company has been committed to scientific innovation and R&D to deliver high-quality products that meet the demands of different consumers in different regions and segments.

The Snapdragon powered systems will include the world’s first infotainment offering with an integrated 4G LTE modem using the Snapdragon 820Am automotive platform. Geely vehicles featuring Snapdragon automotive platforms are expected to be available from 2020.

They plan to use Snapdragon automotive platforms on upcoming generations of the iNTEC technology package. This includes G-Netlink, a system that allows drivers to interface with their vehicles through a myriad of ways, including remote control via app to lock, unlock or the vehicle, turn on heating and cooling, and also provide in-car Wi-Fi; and G-Pilot, and intelligent drive technology designed to support a high degree of driving comfort, assistance and autonomy over the next decade.

Future generations of Geely’s iNTEC will take advantage of the high-performing multimedia and graphics capabilities of the Snapdragon 820A platform. This platform is Qualcomm Technologies’ most advanced automotive grade solution designed to support immersive in-car experiences, including music and video streaming, 3D navigation, support for multiple high-resolution displays, and superior GPU performance for rich 2D/3D graphics.

At the heart of the platform is a custom-built system-on-chip (SoC) using a highly-optimized heterogeneous computing architecture based on a 14nm FinFET advanced process node. The SoC features Qualcomm Technologies’ custom 64-bit Qualcomm Kryo CPU, Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU and Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP Vector eXtension. The platform’s hypervisor support offers integration of multiple in-car visual experiences, including instrument cluster and infotainment displays. The Snapdragon 820A platform is also designed to allow infotainment systems to be upgradable through software updates, allowing vehicles to be upgraded with the latest features and differentiation.

Select Geely models are expected to use the Snapdragon 820Am variant of the platform with an integrated X12 LTE modem, supporting up to 600 Mbps downlink and 150 Mbps uplink speeds, designed to provide exceptional in-car cloud connectivity to support key features, such as over-the-air updates, navigation with real-time updates, news and local information, emergency assistance and diagnostics.


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