US Chipmaker Qualcomm Launches New Commercial Solution For Autonomous Cars
US Chipmaker, Qualcomm believes it has made the perfect solution to counter all sorts of safety issues with regards to Driverless Cars. The solution comes in the form of a brand new chipset, which bears the cumbersome title of Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X. It’s a reference design chip, which means other companies will look at it and use it to inspire their own designs.
The chipset is loaded with a number of features that are necessary for proper autonomous driving. Features like; integrated support for GNSS- the Global Navigation Satellite System, can help the system access multiple satellites and accurately determine position. It also features an application processor that runs the Intelligent Transportation Systems V2X system. This system, describes how cars of the future will communicate over high-speed networks – like 5G, for instance – for maximum safety.
Automakers like Audi and Ford are all guns blazing and swear by this tech. Qualcomm promises that companies will be able to sample it in the second half of 2018.