Volvo Car Group is using Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon* Cockpit Platforms to take the car maker’s Google Android Automotive-based infotainment system in upcoming fully electric cars under the Volvo and Polestar brands to the next level.
By leveraging Volvo Cars’ and technology firm Qualcomm’s in-house research and development competence, the companies will improve the overall capability of Volvo’s next-generation infotainment system powered by Google Android, making it much faster and more responsive.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms is designed to be a central hub for high-performance computing. It is capable of fulfilling highly demanding graphics, audio and artificial intelligence requirements in the forthcoming Polestar 3 SUV and Volvo Cars’ upcoming fully electric SUV, all while having a very low power consumption.
Using the latest Snapdragon Automotive Platforms, Volvo Cars’ next-generation infotainment system will be more than twice as fast, while its graphics generation will be up to 10 times faster.
For Volvo Cars, the transition towards becoming a fully electric car company and a leader in the premium electric car segment by 2030 means more than simply offering pure electric cars – it also includes offering seamless connectivity, industry-leading safety standards, advanced autonomous drive and the best possible user experience. To support these ambitions, Volvo Cars is teaming up with global technology leaders where it makes sense.
“Volvo Cars is a company that believes in collaborating with technology leaders such as Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and Google to deliver the best experience to our customers,” said Henrik Green, Volvo Cars Chief Product Officer. “With Qualcomm technology in our forthcoming fully electric SUV, our Google Android-based infotainment system will reach the next level.”
Together with Qualcomm and Google, Volvo Cars can deliver an industry-leading video, audio and connectivity performance in its next generation of fully electric cars.
“Our goal is to support Volvo Cars by integrating cutting-edge, scalable and upgradable technology that provides premium experiences today and into the future for their customers,” said Enrico Salvatori, Senior Vice President and President of Europe/MEA, Qualcomm Europe, Inc. “We are proud of the strong organisational concentration in automotive that we have in Europe, which spans across engineering, services, product marketing and go-to-market.”
Simultaneously, the collaboration includes future improvements to be rolled out over the air and over time. It also creates a solid foundation that enables Volvo Cars to continue delivering premium, connected, intelligent and responsive in-car experiences in the future.
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*Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
Volvo Cars in 2020-2021
For the 12 months between July 2020 and June 2021, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of 22.5 BSEK (14.3 BSEK in 2019). Revenue over the period amounted to 292.1 BSEK (274.1 BSEK), while global sales reached 773,000 cars.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo Cars was founded in 1927. Today, it is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world, with sales to customers in more than 100 countries. Volvo Cars is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange, where it is traded under the ticker "VOLCAR B".
Volvo Cars aims to provide customers with the Freedom to Move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. This is reflected in its ambition to become a fully electric car maker by 2030 and in its commitment to an ongoing reduction of its carbon footprint, with the ambition to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.
As of December 2020, Volvo Cars employed approximately 40,000 full-time employees. Volvo Cars’ head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars’ production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), South Carolina (US), Chengdu, Daqing and Taizhou (China). The company also has R&D and design centres in Gothenburg, Camarillo (US) and Shanghai (China).
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