DENSO, Qualcomm To Develop Next-Generation Cockpit Systems

DENSO, Qualcomm To Develop Next-Generation Cockpit Systems

DENSO Corporation Qualcomm Technologies Joint Developing Next-Generation Cockpit Systems Tier I supplier
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The Tier I supplier will develop next-generation integrated cockpit systems by harnessing multiple technologies from Qualcomm Technologies

DENSO Corporation and Qualcomm Technologies announced today that the companies will jointly develop next-generation cockpit systems. DENSO aims to develop next-generation integrated cockpit systems to enhance critical information exchange for such systems. It plans to do so by utilising information and communication technologies from Qualcomm Technologies, including semiconductors and software solutions developed for smartphones and DENSO’s expertise in in-vehicle requirements, functional safety, quality, and security technologies for human-machine interfaces (HMI) products.

Along with Qualcomm Technologies, DENSO aims to develop a platform for systems based on DENSO’s Harmony Core integrated cockpit system that can coordinate with external cloud services and new HMI products. These features enable car connectivity and advanced safety features like driver status monitoring, driver and passenger authentication, and improved display operability. The Tier I automotive solutions provider will improve the user-friendliness of integrated cockpit systems and in-vehicle infotainment products. DENSO will also develop in-vehicle solution technologies for these systems by utilising the technologies and know-how refined in the development of products.

In recent years, the amount of information provided by a vehicle to the driver has increased due to advanced driver assistance functions using cameras and sensors, as well as various entertainment functions, noted DENSO. It said that with these opportunities for vehicle-driver communication, HMI play an important role in providing updates to drivers swiftly, effectively and safely, and in a way to not cause distraction. In doing so, these interfaces must account for the driving situation around the vehicle and the driver’s status to ensure the most important information is communicated at precisely the right time, the company added. It is a process made possible by multiple HMI products working simultaneously, such as the instrument cluster, in-vehicle multimedia and head-up display.