JiDU, Baidu and Qualcomm to Build China’s First Production Vehicle with 4th Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform

Baidu, JiDU Automotive and Qualcomm Technologies announced on Monday that JiDU’s first production vehicle will feature an intelligant digital cockpit system assisted by Baidu and Qualcomm Technologies.

This system is based on the 4th Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Technologies, together with the next generation intelligent cockpit system and software solutions developed by JiDU and Baidu.

JiDU is backed by China’s search engine giant, Baidu, and Chinese automaker, Geely Holding. JiDU production vehicles featuring the new digital cockpit are expected to be available in 2023 and are expected to be the first production vehicles to feature the Snapdragon 4th Generation Automotive Cockpit Platform in China. Attendees of the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition will be able to preview the concept vehicle of this JiDU product in April 2022.

With the increasing availability of powerful computational abilities and intelligence in automobiles, automobiles will become a key product in the era of Artificial Intelligence of Things (AioT). As a result, advanced digital cockpits are becoming standard for the next generation of vehicles and a key differentiator for vehicles.

The 4th Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms are designed to provide superior in-vehicle user experiences, as well as safety, comfort and reliability. The platforms support safety applications with ISO 26262 compliance needs and designed to support the new generation of intelligent, connected vehicles and transition to a zoned architectural concept. The platforms are also designed to serve as a central hub for high-performance computing, computer vision, artificial intelligence and multi-sensor processing with a flexible software configuration to address the computational, performance and functional safety needs for a specific zone or domain.

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“JiDU has rapidly grown since its inception half a year ago where we have conducted software development validation for production vehicles based on the Software Integration Mule Car (SIMUCar), as well as the development of smart digital cockpits and intelligent driving capabilities,” said Xia Yiping, CEO of JiDU. “We’re excited about JiDU’s first product to be the first production vehicle powered by the 4th Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform in 2023. JiDU will quickly implement advanced intelligent cockpit technologies, bring these technologies to the market immediately and create reliable, self-evolvable automobile robots.”