Qualcomm announced a Connected Car reference platform, aimed at accelerating adoption of advanced and complex connectivity for connected cars. The platform is expected to be available by the end of 2016, and is expected to maintain pace with an ever-increasing set of automotive use cases facilitated by the latest advances in 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications.

The Connected Car Reference Platform is built upon Qualcomm’s automotive product and technology portfolio, including Snapdragon X12 and X5 LTE modems, quad-constellation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and 2D/3D Dead Reckoning (DR) location solutions. In addition, the platform features in-vehicle networking technologies such as Gigabit (OABR) Ethernet with Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) and Controller Area Network (CAN) interfaces.

Qualcomm has more than 340 million chips shipped so far, for products for over 20 automakers.