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Daimler e Qualcomm insieme per le auto ispirate al mondo mobile

Cosimo Alfredo Pina

Qualcomm, società specializzata nella produzione di processori e chip per dispositivi mobile, e Daimler, l’industria automobilistica dietro a marchi come Mercedes-Benz e Smart, hanno stretto un accordo di collaborazione con l’obiettivo di esplorare le potenzialità offerte dallo scenario delle auto connesse.

Già dalle prime fasi le aziende si occuperanno dell’implementazione di tecnologie ispirate al mondo mobile, come connettività 3G – LTE o la ricarica ad induzione, per ricaricare le batterie dei veicoli elettrici (Qualcomm Halo), senza bisogno di connettere alcun cavo.

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Il primo frutto della collaborazione tra Qualcomm e Daimler potrebbe essere un sistema di infotainment e gestione del veicolo basato sull’architettura Snapdragon. Il tutto sarebbe nato come estensione della sponsorizzazione Qualcomm del team Formula 1 Mercedes e non sarà improbabile che i prossimi modelli commerciali di Mercedes e altri marchi della casa tedesca avranno a bordo soluzioni per rendere sempre più smart l’esperienza di guida.

Daimler and Qualcomm Announce Strategic Collaboration on Connected Car Technologies

MONACO – May 23, 2015 – Today, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Daimler AG announced a strategic collaboration focused on pioneering innovation in the connected car. In the first phase of the collaboration, the companies will focus on transforming future vehicles with mobile technologies that enhance in-car experiences and vehicle performance such as 3G/4G connectivity, wireless charging technology for in-vehicle use and implementation of the Qualcomm Halo™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology. In addition, the companies are jointly assessing the application of Qualcomm Technology’s newly developed Automotive Solutions.

Qualcomm Technologies is collaborating with Daimler on its Wireless Power Transfer 2.0 high performance program for electric vehicles. The Qualcomm Halo™ WEVC technology provides high performance and high power in a small vehicle package that could allow Daimler customers to charge their electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid EVs without ever having to plug them in. In addition, Qualcomm® WiPower™ technology enables consumer electronics to charge wirelessly in-vehicle.

“It’s important that we remain on the cutting edge of technology and continue to deliver unparalleled experiences to our customers,” says Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. “With this in mind, we are eager to jointly explore possible fields of future cooperation with an internationally leading tech firm like Qualcomm.”

Qualcomm is helping the automotive industry create an entirely new landscape for communication, convenience, energy efficiency, infotainment and safety through its Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Solutions, while Daimler has a history of producing vehicles that embody these concepts. Mercedes-Benz customers have come to expect vehicles equipped with numerous intelligent systems and sensors that enhance safety, convenience and comfort. Together, the companies intend to combine automotive expertise to advance the connected car industry by delivering intelligently connected vehicles of the future that drive emission-free.

“Our work with Daimler AG is a natural extension of the sponsorship we have with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One team as our work in motorsports cultivates the innovation and advancements seen in the auto space,” said Derek Aberle, president of Qualcomm Incorporated. “The automobile has become a mobile platform and an extension of always-on connectivity, and as such, we’re utilizing our expertise as the leader in mobile technology to deliver in-car experiences comparable to the ease and convenience of smartphones.”

For more information on Qualcomm Technologies’ Automotive Solutions please visit: https://www.qualcomm.com/products/automotive