Qualcomm believes it can broaden the realm of semi-autonomous car driving capabilities, and it’s developing a new platform to do it. The Snapdragon Ride Vision platform combines a 4-nanometer system-on-chip with Arriver’s computer vision software to provide automakers with an “open, scalable, and modular” means to implement Level 2 driver assistance and Level 3 partial autonomy into their vehicles.
Using 8MP wide-angle sensors, Snapdragon Ride Vision can assist automobiles in detecting road geometry, pedestrians, and other vehicles. Driver monitoring (to keep your hands or eyes focused on the road) and perception for near-field parking cameras are also supported. More crucially, the technology is adaptable, allowing automobile designers to customize it to match new vehicles and remotely update features.
How much Time will Semi-Autonomous Cars take to launch
It will take until 2024 for the platform to be ready for car production. That’s a long time to wait, especially since Intel’s Mobileye and NVIDIA are teasing chips capable of fully autonomous driving. Qualcomm, on the other hand, may gain an advantage merely by making automated driving technologies more available. Qualcomm claims that Snapdragon Ride Vision works with “nearly all” car pricing ranges and classifications, which could be crucial for automotive semi-autonomy.