Originally, the BMW iX should be able to drive with high automation (Level 4).  As is known, nothing came of it.  Now the collaboration with Arriver and Qualcomm should help take the next steps.

Autopilot BMW strengthens cooperation with Qualcomm and Arriver

BMW is increasingly dependent on the products of Qualcomm and its subsidiaries. In addition to electronics, the automaker will also receive software from its supplier pool in the future.

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Originally, the BMW iX should be able to drive with high automation (Level 4). As is known, nothing came of it. Now the collaboration with Arriver and Qualcomm should help take the next steps.

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For the next generation of automated driving systems, BMW is relying on software from Arriver. This collaboration combines the existing BMW iX suite of automated driving software with object recognition and NCAP functions. Together, they want to develop a scalable platform for advanced Level 2 driver assistance systems and Level 3 driving functions. A reference architecture, sensor specifications, and security requirements will be created for this purpose.

Dr. Harald Brough, Head of Automotive Sector at Deloitte Germany and the world.

BMW and Arriver want to create a unified tool chain and data center for storage, processing and simulation. According to Ariver, more than 1,400 specialists will work together as part of the collaboration, including in Germany, the USA, Sweden, China, Romania and at the BMW AD test center in the Czech Republic.

Qualcomm deepens cooperation with BMW

On the electronic side, several systems from the company Qualcomm are used. BMW already announced long-term orders for the electronics maker in November. Arriver commands are also good for Qualcomm: Arriver Software AB belongs to the resource Veoneer. Qualcomm acquired this in fall 2021.

“In collaboration with Qualcomm and BMW, the Arriver team will work to develop the next generation of an open and scalable driving policy. This jointly developed product will be offered to our customers around the world,” said Giuseppe Russo, President and CEO of Arriver. The three companies are open to further partnerships.

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About Arriver

Arriver is a software module and supplier brand of Veoneer. The portfolio includes the Vehicle Awareness, Integration and Ride Control Program. The supplier uses the system on a chip from Qualcomm.

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