Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has extended its collaboration with Mercedes-Benz AG to incorporate Snapdragon Digital Chassis Solutions (we already mentioned it here in Ubergizmo) into the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan. This partnership aims to deliver a cutting-edge digital luxury experience to vehicle occupants, integrating technology and features that include 5G connectivity and cloud-based digital services for a more immersive and interactive driving experience.
Working alongside Bosch as the system integrator and Tier-1 supplier, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms play a crucial role in powering the Mercedes-Benz E-Class User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system. This system runs on the MBUX Superscreen and offers improved graphics and multimedia support.
The Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms also drive the MBUX’s high-resolution widescreen unit, featuring touchscreen functionality, navigational displays, and augmented reality technology, enhancing convenience and enjoyment for passengers — Additionally, it incorporates Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless connectivity (including hotspot capabilities and high-speed gaming).
Always-on, Always-connected in-vehicle Experiences
Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon Automotive Connectivity Platforms will enable Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedans to provide always-on, always-connected in-vehicle experiences. These platforms offer the high bandwidth required for multimedia streaming, over-the-air (OTA) updates, and multi-gigabit upload and download capabilities.
Magnus Östberg, Chief Software Officer at Mercedes-Benz AG, emphasized the speed of innovation delivery as a core principle for MB.OS and highlighted the partnership’s role in achieving this goal.
Nakul Duggal, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive and Cloud Computing at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., lauded the enduring collaboration between Qualcomm and Mercedes-Benz, highlighting their joint ambition to revolutionize driving experiences with advanced features and capabilities, emphasizing the significance of the Snapdragon Digital Chassis in Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedans as a testament to this shared ambition.
Vehicles equipped with Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions are expected to be available in the United States at the beginning of 2024.
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