Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon Digital Chassis for 2-Wheelers

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In continued efforts to support the rapidly growing use of motorcycles, scooters, e-bikes and a range of new vehicle classes across the globe, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has introduced new product additions to its Snapdragon Digital Chassis portfolio.

Known as the QWM2290 and QWS2290 platforms, the new products are engineered to deliver enhanced safety, infotainment, cloud-connected digital services, personalization and convenience to the 2-wheeler, micromobility and other motorized vehicle markets – transforming not only the user experience, but the development and management of these new vehicle classes and types.

Applicable vehicles for these new platforms include electric and internal combustion engine (ICE) motorcycles; 3-wheelers; e-bikes; kick scooters; 3- and 4-wheel all-terrain vehicles (ATVs); and shared mobility e-scooters and e-bikes.

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“Driven by increased demand for mobility that is sustainable, affordable and part of the sharing economy, the markets for 2-wheelers and new vehicle classes are setting new benchmarks,” said Laxmi Rayapudi, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This presents a tremendous opportunity as these markets require connectivity, intelligence and safety. We are proud to expand our Snapdragon Digital Chassis to 2-wheelers and beyond, and to continue our work with OEMs and ecosystem partners in these segments to further accelerate the digital transformation of all vehicles on roads across the world.”

The QWM2290 and QWS2290 platforms leverage technologies from Qualcomm Technologies’ existing Snapdragon Digital Chassis for automotive, including:

Next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform: At the core of the QWM2290 and QWS2290 platforms are smart clusters powered by the next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform. Benefits to riders will include:

Status and alerts for low battery with recommendations for nearby charging stations, as well as maintenance reminders.

Personalized real-time navigation with points of interest for the rider.

Advanced safety features, including alerts for when a rider goes above the designated speed limit, alerts when a side stand is not raised properly, emergency services, theft prevention and vehicle monitoring.

Snapdragon Auto 4G and 5G Modems: Utilizing the Snapdragon Auto 4G and 5G modems, drivers of 2-wheelers and new vehicle classes can utilize 4G/5G, Wi-Fi, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and Bluetooth for ultra-fast connectivity, quick network response times and reliability needed for safety, personalization, infotainment and productivity features.

Snapdragon Cloud-Connected Digital Services:

Qualcomm Technologies’ integrated, flexible services suite for connected cars will be available as part of the QWM2290 and QWS2290 platforms, offering additional benefits for riders, OEMs and fleet providers alike, such as:

OEM ability to create service revenue opportunities throughout a vehicle’s lifecycle and to provide advanced, highly personalized user experiences through cloud-connected apps and services post-sale.

OEM and fleet provider capability to deliver firmware and software updates over-the-air, subscription services, remote vehicle diagnostics, predictive/preventative maintenance, user authentication, geofencing, theft protection, location/asset tracking and more.

OEM ability to optimize costs in vehicle development and management.

This week at IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich, Qualcomm Technologies is pleased to share strong OEM interest in the QWM2290 and QWS2290 platforms.

“Gogoro and Qualcomm Technologies share a passion for leveraging innovation to accelerate the sustainable shift of urban two-wheel transportation around the world,” said Horace Luke, founder and CEO, Gogoro inc. “We are collaborating together to introduce new smart mobility experiences that will usher in a new era of urban transportation in the world’s cities.”

The QWM2290 and QWS2290 platforms are also gaining momentum and positive feedback across the globe with leading Tier-1 suppliers, module makers and ecosystem players, including Bosch, Cavli Wireless, Drover AI, Luna Systems, Marelli, MeiG, Quectel, SIMCom, Thundercomm, Valeo and VVDN Technologies.

“At Bosch, we are pleased to work together with Qualcomm Technologies to deliver robust
technologies tailored to our needs, as well as to the rapidly growing 2-wheeler and micromobility
segments. We look forward to utilizing the QWS2290 platform from Qualcomm Technologies to
enable a great riding experience and shape the future of eBike,” said Martin Fors, Senior Project
Manager at Bosch eBike.

“At Cavli Wireless, we are immensely proud to be at the forefront of the digital transformation in the
2-wheeler & 4-wheeler automotive sector as we envision a future where automobiles aren’t
just modes of transport, but smart companions on every journey. Qualcomm Technologies’ decision
to expand the Snapdragon Digital Chassis technology to the 2-wheeler segment presents the opportunity to help Cavli to bring cutting-edge smart IoT modules to the market, aiming to start a new era of ‘Smart Connectivity’ for 2-wheelers,” said John Mathew, CEO & Chief Technology Architect, Cavli.

“The rapid growth and broad adoption of light electric vehicles both as shared and privately owned
urban transportation also introduced a need for technology driven solutions to regulatory and safety
concerns,” says Christian Scheder-Bieschin, CEO of Drover AI. “Drover AI has pioneered the use of
AI-powered computer vision onboard these vehicles, initially working closely with operators like
Voi, Spin and Beam across thousands of electric scooters to address issues like sidewalk detection,
parking compliance, and pedestrian detection with the goal of alleviating regulatory concerns while
simultaneously ensuring a safer experience for all stakeholders in the public right-of-way. Drover is
thrilled for Qualcomm Technologies to offer market leading solutions for light electric vehicles that
combine ‘best-in-class’ IoT and computing hardware with cutting edge AI software that delivers
safety and compliance solutions for a rapidly evolving class of transportation.”

“We are proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies towards a shared goal of leveraging Computer
Vision (CV) to make a meaningful safety impact on next-gen mobility. CV has real potential to keep
riders safe as they make the transition to greener mobility, whether e-bikes, e-scooters or electric twowheelers. Two-wheeler fatalities in particular are of serious concern worldwide, especially in the
Indian and broader ASEAN markets, where they can account for as many as 60% of total road deaths
each year. Our camera technology and cloud technology can enable both in-ride advance collision
warning, as well as post-ride processing and analysis which powers the tools needed for OEMs to
massively improve their rider safety and education programs. With privacy-sensitive vision data
derived from every ride, our solution can also be leveraged by all stakeholders involved in the battle
against fatalities – OEM, government agencies, insurers or other key stakeholders to make a broader
impact,” said Andrew Fleury, CEO & Co-Founder, Luna Systems.

“As one of the largest providers of integrated cockpit solutions and an established player in the 2-
wheeler market, we’re confident that Qualcomm Technologies’ new platforms will be a great
foundation for our next generation of mobility solutions addressing the 2-wheeler market,” said Ravi
Tallapragada, President, Electronic Systems at Marelli. “The platforms will allow us to meet current
and future customer needs with the cost-effective integration of cockpit, telematics, and cloud
services while delivering unique consumer experiences. Marelli has a long history of successful products and first to market solutions with Qualcomm Technologies. We look forward to demonstrating this revolutionary new platform to our customers and working with Qualcomm Technologies on future projects.”

“At Quectel, we are committed to driving innovation in the IoT space, and our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies exemplifies this commitment. We are excited to work together to drive the next wave of innovation in the 2-wheeler segment,” said Norbert Muhrer, President and CSO, Quectel Wireless Solutions. “The Quectel SC2xxE series module, based on the Qualcomm QCM2290 platform, stands out with its exceptional performance in LTE connectivity,
multimedia capabilities, and long-term support for IoT deployments. Together, we are set to redefine
how 2-wheelers interact with the digital world, ushering in an era of smarter, safer, and more connected riding experiences.”

“A 2-wheeler with a smart central control screen helps meet the demands of riders for driving comfort, entertainment and safety. With the QCM2290 platform from Qualcomm Technologies, SIMCom will have the ability to build a smart module to provide dependable and real-time data transmission functions, enabling cyclists to obtain real-time operating status information, such as speed, battery life and distance,” said Yang Tao, CEO of SIMCom.

“We are very excited to see the expansion of the Snapdragon Digital Chassis to support 2-wheelers
and new vehicles classes on a global scale. Through our work with Qualcomm Technologies in the 2-
wheelers ecosystem, Thundercomm is well-positioned to provide a smart module based on QWM2290 platform, as well as advanced features and cloud service to accelerate the 2-wheeler product development process,” said Hiro Cai, CEO at Thundercomm. “With Thundercomm’s expertise and Qualcomm Technologies’ cutting-edge technology, we are confident in delivering
innovative solutions that will enhance the performance, safety, and intelligence of 2-wheelers. We look forward to working closely with Qualcomm Technologies to drive the future of mobility.”

“At Valeo, we believe mobility must meet everyone’s needs, and we are excited to work together
with Qualcomm Technologies to enhance rider safety and keep them linked to their digital world. Our work together brings Valeo’s world leading solutions in Advanced Rider Assistance Systems with expertise in software and hardware, such as telematics, displays or sensors, as well as Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon Digital Chassis. Leveraging our R&D and Valeo’s industrial capabilities, we will provide a comprehensive, scalable solution for dynamic two-wheeler markets, ranging from embedded cellular modems and connected displays to advanced connected
clusters,” said Marc Vrecko, President of Valeo Comfort and Driving Assistance.

Sreejith, Vice President, Vision and Automotive, VVDN Technologies said, “VVDN is excited to expand our technology collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies in the automotive space. Focusing on next-generation technologies, VVDN has designed an Android-based smart cluster reference platform on the latest Qualcomm Technologies QCM2290 platform for 2-wheelers. The platform not only boasts comprehensive connectivity features but also enables seamless integration of multiple rider vision cameras, catering to the needs of OEMs. As a leading provider of product
engineering and manufacturing services, VVDN is committed to helping OEMs succeed in a growing automotive industry increasingly adopting latest technology in the domains of emobility, autonomous systems, digital cockpit and connected car systems.”