General Motors has announced that its “Ultra Cruise” driver assistance feature will be powered by three chips from Qualcomm that will provide computing power for GM’s all-electric flagship sedan, Celestiq.
GM will provide the software to make the feature work, while Qualcomm will supply key chips, including two processor chips and a chip designed to speed up certain functions.
The Ultra Cruise feature will allow hands-free driving on both surface roads and freeways.
Jason Ditman, Ultra Cruise’s chief engineer, said of the feature: ‘It’s a supervised system, so you still have to pay attention.
But essentially what we’re doing is giving the driver a hands-free experience in a much larger domain.”
The deal means GM will be the first automaker to use Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon Ride” chips for self-driving features.
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