On May 14, Qualcomm (China) Holdings Co., Ltd. (“Qualcomm China”) and Suzhou Xiangcheng High-speed Rail New City announced at the 3rd Global Intelligent Driving Summit their strategic cooperation in the field of intelligent connected vehicles. Su Xueqing, member of the Standing Committee of the Xiangcheng District Committee of Suzhou City and Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Suzhou High-speed Rail New City, and Xian Lei, Vice President of Sales and Business Development of Qualcomm, signed the contract on behalf of both parties; Ge Yuhong, Chairman of the CPPCC Xiangcheng District of Suzhou City; Qu Lingni, director of the Standing Committee of the Urban People’s Congress, and Zhang Wei, deputy secretary of the Xiangcheng District Party Committee, attended and witnessed the signing ceremony. This cooperation will fully integrate the superior resources of Suzhou High-speed Rail New City and Qualcomm in industrial clusters and technological innovation, help the mature and commercial implementation of technologies such as cart networking and intelligent connected cars, and empower China’s automobile industry to accelerate the opening of new opportunities for smart transportation .
Regarding the cooperation between the two parties, Su Xueqing, member of the Standing Committee of the Xiangcheng District Committee of Suzhou City and Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Suzhou High-speed Rail New City, said: “We are very happy to start strategic cooperation with Qualcomm and look forward to the two parties’ efforts to promote international innovation cooperation and achieve win-win development of the industry. Assist the Suzhou High-speed Rail New City to build the core bearing area of the intelligent vehicle networking industry, and bring technology and industry dual empowerment to the growing automotive ecosystem.”
In recent years, Suzhou City has comprehensively promoted the construction of a demonstration zone for the intelligent driving industry in the Yangtze River Delta, and strived to build a national-level car networking pilot zone and a digital transportation demonstration zone; as a rapidly developing new urban area in Suzhou, Xiangcheng District is focusing on research and development industries as the main body and high-end Supported by the manufacturing industry, it has accelerated the development of strategic emerging industries, including smart car networking, and has grown into one of the most dynamic smart and connected car industry development highlands in the Yangtze River Delta. Under the guidance of the Suzhou Municipal Government, Suzhou High-speed Rail New City and Qualcomm Corporation rely on the advantages of both parties to carry out comprehensive cooperation for the high-speed rail new city smart car networking industry, including R&D demand support, application scenario construction support, technology verification, roadside construction, ecological resource docking, etc. . In the future, the two parties will also explore C-V2X (cellular vehicle networking) infrastructure construction (including urban and road construction planning, intelligent roadside equipment testing and deployment), C-V2X and intelligent network connection testing and terminal deployment, and autonomous driving Cooperation opportunities in other fields.
As an important component of the future smart transportation system, intelligent networked vehicles are an emerging field where the automotive industry is deeply integrated with new-generation information technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things. Through continuous innovation, Qualcomm relies on a large number of basic key technologies that define the intelligent and connected car experience to empower China’s automotive ecosystem partners to innovate in the fields of in-vehicle networking, C-V2X, digital cockpit, and autonomous driving. After nearly 20 years of accumulation, Qualcomm’s automotive technology has supported more than 150 million vehicles worldwide. In China, Qualcomm has been promoting the development of C-V2X technology since 2017, and has actively participated in intelligent networked car projects across China with many partners, including interoperability testing, development and verification of vehicle terminals and roadside units, as well as domestic The formulation of C-V2X standards, etc. In 2020, Qualcomm will join hands with more than 100 manufacturers in various links of the industry chain to participate in the C-V2X interconnection application test organized by the China Society of Automotive Engineering. Most of the demonstration vehicles and roadside units use Qualcomm’s C-V2X chipset. In recent years, Qualcomm’s automotive solutions have also supported many Chinese automakers to launch new models, accelerating the development of China’s intelligent and connected vehicles and the deployment of Internet of Vehicles.
Xian Lei, Vice President of Sales and Business Development of Qualcomm, said: “This cooperation with Suzhou High-speed Rail New City is Qualcomm’s rooting in China, empowering the transformation of China’s automobile industry, and actively participating in China’s urban smart driving demonstration zone and car networking pilot zone. The latest example of construction. Qualcomm will continue to use innovative automotive technology to create large-scale economic and technical benefits, support the Chinese automotive ecosystem to realize the interconnection of cars and everything, jointly create a new intelligent driving experience, and create a new smart transportation era.”