Qualcomm Expands Digital Chassis For Motorcycles And New Vehicles

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has expanded its Snapdragon Digital Chassis portfolio to cater to the growing demand for motorcycles, scooters, e-bikes, and various new vehicle classes worldwide. The newly introduced products, known as the QWM2290 and QWS2290 platforms, are designed to enhance safety, infotainment, cloud-connected digital services, personalization, and convenience for 2-wheelers, micromobility, and other motorized vehicles.

These platforms want to transform the user experience and the development and management of these emerging vehicle categories, which include electric and internal combustion engine (ICE) motorcycles, 3-wheelers, e-bikes, kick scooters, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and shared mobility e-scooters and e-bikes.

Laxmi Rayapudi, Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, highlighted the significant opportunities presented by the evolving 2-wheeler and new vehicle class markets driven by sustainability, affordability, and the sharing economy. These markets demand connectivity, intelligence, and safety, and Qualcomm’s expansion of the Snapdragon Digital Chassis is geared toward meeting these requirements.

The QWM2290 and QWS2290 platforms incorporate technologies from Qualcomm Technologies’ existing Snapdragon Digital Chassis for the automotive sector, including:

  1. Next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform: These platforms feature smart clusters powered by the next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform, offering benefits such as real-time navigation with points of interest, advanced safety features, and maintenance reminders for riders.
  2. Snapdragon Auto 4G and 5G Modems: Utilizing Snapdragon Auto 4G and 5G modems, these platforms provide fast connectivity, ensuring quick network response times and reliability for safety, personalization, infotainment, and productivity features.
  3. Snapdragon Cloud-Connected Digital Services: The integrated suite of connected car services offers OEMs, fleet providers, and riders some advantages, including service revenue opportunities, over-the-air updates, remote diagnostics, user authentication, geofencing, theft protection, and more.

Strong interest from OEMs

At IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich, Qualcomm Technologies has received strong interest from OEMs regarding the QWM2290 and QWS2290 platforms. Partnerships with companies like Gogoro and leading Tier-1 suppliers and ecosystem players, including Bosch, Cavli Wireless, Drover AI, Luna Systems, Marelli, MeiG, Quectel, SIMCom, Thundercomm, Valeo, and VVDN Technologies, are gaining momentum.

Qualcomm Technologies has also introduced a reference design based on the QWM2290 and QWS2290 platforms, featuring advanced technologies for computing, connectivity, and precise positioning. This reference design enables OEMs to expedite the development of safe and innovative products for 2-wheelers and new vehicle classes.

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