China carmaker to adopt Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform

Great Wall Motor (GWM) will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform for its advanced intelligent driving system to power its premium vehicles starting in 2022

This expands the relationship between the two companies to facilitate accelerated commercialisation of autonomous driving and delivery of new driving experiences that meet the demand in future smart mobility scenarios.

The Snapdragon Ride Platform is designed to address the complexity of autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance system use cases across industry segments. It leverages high-performance, power-efficient hardware, industry-leading artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and pioneering autonomous driving stack to deliver a comprehensive, cost and energy efficient systems solution for multiple classes of vehicles.

The platform is built on scalable and modular heterogenous high-performance multi-core CPUs, energy efficient AI and computer vision engines and cutting-edge GPU to support multiple segments of autonomous driving and offer industry-leading thermal efficiency.

Based on the Snapdragon Ride Platform, GWM’s Coffee Intelligence system will provide leading computing performance with exceptional computing power at industry leading power efficiency. It supports multiple high-resolution cameras and offers users L2+ and L3 intelligent driving capabilities with multi-source heterogenous sensors.

Paired with an upgraded solution featuring two standard high-computing power platforms, this intelligent driving system can deliver computing power of 700+ TOPS and reserve sufficient hardware capabilities and computational redundancy for L4/L5 and more complicated full-scenario autonomous driving capabilities.

“We are pleased to support GWM’s technological innovation with this solution to build next-generation premium vehicles for multiple segments of autonomous driving,” said Lei Xian, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Qualcomm International (Shanghai).

“Thanks to the high computing capabilities and scalability of the Snapdragon Ride Platform, GWM will be able to offer comprehensive multi-segment capabilities in our future vehicles, from driver assistance system to high-level autonomous driving. This advanced autonomous driving technology will enable the transformation of GWM from automaker to the global mobility technology company,” said Kai Zhang, Head of Intelligent Driving at GWM.