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Audi 2017 Vehicles to Integrate Qualcomm Snapdragon 602A Infotainment Processor
Snapdragon 602A provides in-vehicle infotainment and connectivity technology for Audi’s next-generation of connected cars
LAS VEGAS—Qualcomm Incorporated, through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and AUDI AG announced at CES 2016 that Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 602A processors have been selected for Audi’s 2017 vehicles. Introduced at CES in January 2014, the Snapdragon 602A is Qualcomm Technologies’ first automotive grade infotainment chipset. It is designed to meet stringent automotive industry standards while delivering advanced smartphone-quality connectivity, infotainment, navigation, voice quality and control features in cars.
“Audi has always been on the forefront of connected vehicle technologies, first highlighting the potential for LTE connectivity in vehicles at CES 2012 and being the first automaker to announce a commercial model with embedded 4G LTE connectivity,” said Ricky Hudi, executive vice president, electronic development, AUDI AG, in a press release. “Now, with Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon 602A, we are well positioned to provide today’s most cutting-edge connected vehicle technologies.”
At press time, Qualcomm Technologies was preparing to demonstrate the Snapdragon 602A, integrated in an Audi Q7. The 602A contains a quad-core Qualcomm® Krait™ CPU, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 320 GPU, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP, integrated GNSS baseband processing, and additional high-performance audio, video, and communication cores. The processor pairs with Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon MDM modem roadmap to offer a comprehensive connected experience.
“This announcement builds on our longstanding relationship with Audi, with whom we’ve been advancing the automotive industry for many years,” said Patrick Little, senior vice president and general manager, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., in the release. “Audi is committed to delivering high-quality connectivity and infotainment experiences to their discerning customers and we are pleased to work with them to integrate the Snapdragon 602A to do just that.”
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