The BMW Group, Qualcomm Technologies and Arriver Software are entering into a long-term cooperation to develop solutions for next-generation automated driving. The companies signed an agreement on a corresponding strategic cooperation. This involves technology that ranges from solutions based on the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and advanced Level 2 driver assistance systems to Level 3 functionalities of highly automated driving. The joint development of software functions is based on the current BMW software kit for automated driving, which was first introduced in 2021 with the BMW iX. With the new cooperation, this modular system will be further expanded. As early as November 2021, the companies announced that the next-generation BMW system for automated driving would be based on the Snapdragon Ride™ vision system-on-chip (SoC). This also includes the use of Arriver Computer Vision and the Snapdragon Ride Platform compute SoC controller.
A scalable platform for automated driving is to be created, in which the development is based on a common reference architecture, common sensor specifications and safety architecture. Among other things, a common tool chain and the operation of a data center for storage, processing and simulation are used for this. As part of the cooperation, more than 1,400 specialists will work together at locations worldwide. Locations in Germany, USA, Sweden, China, Romania and the BMW AD Test Center in the Czech Republic are among those taking part. www.bmwgroup.de