The Qualcomm silicon is a processor which forms the heart of a lot of the smartphones however soon a car may be available that has a Qualcomm system-on chip inside it too.
On Monday, Qualcomm had announced that a new series of technologies and chips for the manufacturers known as the Snapdragon Ride which can integrate a lot of the data from the sensors of a car and is compliant with the regulations for the driver and safety assistance.
Qualcomm had also revealed the system which can connect the vehicles to the cellular network.
Both of these announcements have shown that the company has been competing aggressively in the chips of self-driving against the Mobileye by Intel and it is till now pursuing the markets post their bid of buying the Semiconductors of NXP which is a leading chip maker in cars and had fallen through in the year 2018 due to their difficulties in regulations.
The Snapdragon Ride is inclusive of a lot of the options of system-on-chip which is known as the Snapdragon Ride Safety along with a software for self-driving as well as an accelerator of machine learning.
This is going to have the ability for supporting the systems for assistance like the features of sign recognition on road, keeping in lanes as well as the driving on a highway which is in terms of technology called as Level 1 & 2 autonomy levels.
The chips are going to be made available to the makers of cars and the suppliers of parts which need the development of silicon for the Level 5 application of self-driving such as the robot-taxis. The production of cars having these technologies is estimated to start from 2023.