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January 6, 2016updated 31 Aug 2016 10:52am

Qualcomm infortainment chips to power Audi’s 2017 cars

News: Chips will deliver LTE connectivity to Audi’s vehicles.

By CBR Staff Writer

Audi’s 2017 vehicles will be fitted with Qualcomm Snapdragon 602A processors which are designed to provide advanced smartphone-quality connectivity, infotainment, navigation, voice quality and control features in cars.

Qualcomm Technologies is expected to demonstrate the Snapdragon 602A, quad-core Qualcomm Krait CPU, integrated in an Audi Q7.

The processor’s GNSS baseband processing is capable of providing additional high-performance audio, video and communication, and can also be paired with Qualcomm’s MDM modem roadmap to provide a comprehensive connected experience.

Audi executive vice president Ricky Hudi said: "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,"

"Now, with Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon 602A, we are well positioned to provide today’s most cutting-edge connected vehicle technologies."

This is not the first time the companies have teamed up, as previously Qualcomm provided 4G LTE wireless connectivity to 2013 Audi A3 providing the car with in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet radio, web services.

Even 2010 Audi A8 models featured 3G connectivity enabled by Qualcomm.

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Qualcomm automotive senior vice president Patrick Little said: "This announcement builds on our longstanding relationship with Audi, with whom we’ve been advancing the automotive industry for many years.

"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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