Last year, BMW and Qualcomm announced that they had partnered together to develop self-driving technology. Now the companies have announced another partner, Arriver Software AB, who will be part of the development process of automated driving technology.
The companies signed an agreement for strategic collaboration that will focus on the joint development of next-generation AD technologies ranging from the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Level 2 Advanced Driving Assistance Systems to Level 3 High Automated Driving Functionality.
The co-development of the software functions is based on the current BMW Automated Driving Software Stack which was first launched in 2021 with the BMW iX, which will be carried forward to the next generation through this collaboration.
In November 2021, the companies announced that BMW’s next-generation automated driving system would be ported to the Snapdragon Ride Vision System-on-Chip (SoC), with the Snapdragon Ride Platform managed by Arriver Computer Vision and Snapdragon Car-to-Chip. Compute SoC controller is included. Cloud service platform.
According to a joint statement from the companies, efforts will be focused on building a scalable platform for automated driving. The technology will be based on a common reference architecture, sensor-set specifications, and security requirements with a data center for joint development, toolchain, and storage, reprocessing, and simulation.
The collaboration will see more than 1,400 experts working together in locations around the world, including the BMW AD Test Center in Germany, the US, Sweden, China, Romania and the Czech Republic.
Nikolai Martin, Senior Vice President, Driving Experience, BMW Group, said, “This joint software development marks an important milestone for BMW Group in relation to our next generation automated driving platform. You need state-of-the-art software across all components of the digital value chain to enable sophisticated and secure functionalities in the vehicle. It forms the backbone for intelligent driver assistance systems. BMW Group is excited to extend our partnership with global technology leaders Qualcomm Technologies and Arriver to include a long-term strategic co-development collaboration to provide our customers with a world-class driving experience.
Nakul Duggal, Senior Vice President, Nakul Duggal, said, “We are proud of this long-standing collaboration with BMW Group and Arriver, which focuses on co-developing and deploying automated driving systems from NCAP to Level 3.” and General Manager Automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Duggal added, “Building on BMW Group and Arriver’s already commercial stack of components, this collaboration allows us to expand BMW Automated Drive software to the Snapdragon RIDE platform and support other automakers and Tier-1s in an open, flexible and scalable deployment framework.” We believe that Snapdragon Ride will create significant economies of scale and time-to-market benefits in the automotive industry with the launch of automated driving software globally in BMW’s series production vehicles, which will always deliver the highest quality, performance And safety has been an example of the standard in modern-day automobiles.”
“We are delighted that Arriver’s vision perception and market-proven NCAP features will be integrated with the BMW Automated Driving Software Stack. Joining the team at Qualcomm Technologies and BMW Group Arriver will enable open and scalable drive with world-class feature solutions and performance The next generation of policy will be co-developed. This co-developed product will be offered to our customers globally. This collaboration is an important milestone for Arrival and the strength of our teams through years of experience in ADAS and security. Proof of rich potential is the point,” said Giuseppe Rosso, president and managing director of Arriver.
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