BMW Group, Qualcomm and Arriver™ Form Long-Term Strategic Cooperation for Joint Development of Automated Driving Software Solutions

MUNICH and STOCKHOLM, March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BMW Group, Qualcomm Technologies and Arrive join forces to co-develop the next generation of automated driving systems. The cooperation combines BMW’s current AD stack with Arriver’s Vision Perception and NCAP Drive Policy products on Qualcomm Technologies’ system-on-chip, with the aim of designing best-in-class automated driving functions covering NCAP, Level 2 and Level 3.

BMW Group, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Arriver Software AB have announced a long-term development cooperation for the development of automated driving technologies. The companies signed a strategic cooperation agreement, which will focus on the joint development of next-generation AD technologies ranging from New Vehicle Assessment Program (NCAP), Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to level 3 automated driving. The co-development of the software functions is based on the current BMW Automated Driving software stack first launched with the BMW iX in 2021, which will be further extended to the next generation through this cooperation. In November 2021 the companies have announced that BMW’s next-generation automated driving system will be ported to the Snapdragon Ride™ Vision system-on-chip (SoC), including Arrive Computer Vision and Snapdragon Ride Platform Compute SoC controllers managed by the Snapdragon® Car-to-Cloud Services platform.

Efforts will focus on creating a scalable platform for automated driving based on a common reference architecture, sensor assembly specifications, and safety requirements with joint development, a tool chain, and a data center for storage, reprocessing and simulation. The cooperation will see more than 1,400 specialists working together in locations around the world, including Germany, United States, Sweden, China, Romaniaand the BMW AD test center in Czech Republic.

“This joint software development is an important milestone for the BMW Group regarding our next-generation automated driving platform. To enable sophisticated and safe functionality in a vehicle, you need state-of-the-art software in all components of the digital value chain.This forms the backbone of intelligent driver assistance systems.BMW Group is delighted to further expand its partnership with global technology leaders Qualcomm Technologies and Arriver to include a long-term strategic co-development cooperation to continue delivering world-class driving experiences to our customers.” said Nicholas MartinSenior Vice President Driving Experience, BMW Group.

“We are proud of this long-term cooperation with the BMW Group and Arriver, which focuses on the co-development and deployment of automated driving systems from NCAP to Level 3 customer functionality in series production vehicles at come from BMW,” said Nakul DuggalSenior Vice President and General Manager Automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Building on stack components already commercialized by BMW Group and Arriver, this cooperation will allow us to extend BMW Automated Drive software to the platform -shape Snapdragon Ride and expand accessibility to safer self-driving technologies to other automakers and Tier-1 in an open, flexible, and scalable deployment framework We believe Snapdragon Ride will create significant economies of scale and time-to-market advantages in the automotive industry with the launch of automated driving software worldwide in BMW series production vehicles, which have always been an example of quality standards , performance and safety in modern automobiles.

“We are thrilled that Arriver’s vision perception and market-proven NCAP features are combined with the BMW automated driving software stack. By joining forces with Qualcomm Technologies and the BMW Group Arriver team , we will jointly develop the next generation of open and scalable driving policies with world-class solutions and performance.This co-developed product will be offered to our customers around the world.This cooperation is a key step for Arrive and a proof of the wealth of skills of our teams through years of experience in ADAS and security,” said Giuseppe RossoPresident and CEO, Arrive.

The BMW Group, Qualcomm Technologies and Arriver are working closely together to establish and continuously develop an ecosystem of automated driving solutions, but remain open to other partnerships.

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BMW Group Innovation, Design, Technology, Digital Car Communications
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Claudine Ricanor,
Qualcomm Automotive Communications and Analyst Relations
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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About Arrive
Arrive, a unit within Veoneer, is a software unit and brand focused on developing perception, fusion and driving policy software for next-generation cars. It leverages over a decade of experience in active security software development and offers an open, scalable and flexible architecture solution running on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Ride™ System on a Chip (SoC ). Snapdragon and Snapdragon Ride are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Snapdragon and Snapdragon Ride are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its affiliates.

The BMW Group
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network includes 31 production and assembly sites in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2021, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and over 194,000 motorcycles worldwide. Pre-tax profit for the 2021 financial year was 16.1 billion euros on revenues of 111.2 billion euros. From December 31, 2021, the BMW Group had 118,909 employees. The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the future early on and consistently places sustainability and efficient resource management at the heart of its strategic direction, from supply chain to production through the end of the production phase. use of all products.

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm is the global leader in wireless technology innovation and the driving force behind the development, launch and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our core technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in all 3G, 4G and 5G smartphones. We’re bringing the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the Internet of Things and computing, and paving the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, together with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.

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