Qualcomm, BMW Collaborate For Automated Driving Chips

  • German automaker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG BMWYY would utilize Qualcomm Inc QCOM chips for its next generation of driver-assistance and self-driving systems.
  • The new chips would serve BMW's 'Neue Klasse' series of cars, set to begin production from 2025, Reuters reports.
  • Qualcomm and BMW will use a dedicated Qualcomm computer vision processing chip to analyze data from the front, rear and surround-view cameras. 
  • BMW will also use a Qualcomm central computing chip and another set of Qualcomm chips to help the car communicate with cloud computing data centers.
  • Qualcomm, a leading supplier of chips for mobile phones, has been diversifying its business, with more than a third of its chip sales coming from sources other than handsets.
  • Price Action: QCOM shares traded higher by 0.23% at $168.83 on the last check Tuesday.
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