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Automotive, Transportation and Logistic Telematics

Next-generation mobile technologies and modem chipsets for passenger-car telematics.

Qualcomm’s industry-leading wireless communications technologies and chipsets for passenger-car telematics devices enable innovative solutions and expanded opportunities for OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, applications developers and service partners worldwide.

Qualcomm is the global leader in advanced wide-area wireless connectivity and the largest supplier of wireless modem chipsets to the auto industry today:

  • World’s leading provider of 3G/4G technologies and chipsets to the wireless industry.
  • World’s largest supplier of wireless technologies and chipsets for embedded, passenger-car telematics and connected-car services.
  • Committed automotive industry partner with a 10-year history of enabling connected-car services.
  • Developer of 3G technologies now driving America’s largest-ever deployment of electric vehicles (EV) and EV charging infrastructure to enable integration with the country’s emerging smart energy grid.
  • Offering a dedicated portfolio of chipsets, allowing one-stop shopping for solutions that support all major air interfaces and the fastest data rates in the industry.
  • Providing broad technical support and tools to OEMs during the device-design process.



Qualcomm chipsets expand vehicle capabilities with embedded, always-on connectivity to high-speed mobile broadband networks, enabling anywhere/anytime:

  • Emergency assistance services
  • Safety and security services
  • Remote monitoring and diagnostics
  • Advanced driver assistance features
  • GPS and GLONASS-enabled position-location features and services
  • Navigation system updates
  • Energy management
  • In-car infotainment and entertainment including internet radio, off-board navigation, over-the-air content delivery and more

Multimode connectivity enabled by Qualcomm takes in-car smarts to a whole new level:

  • Allows 3G/4G-based devices from common design platforms to connect and communicate through multiple mobile broadband networks offered by different wireless operators worldwide.
  • Provides enhanced coverage, redundancy and reliability.
  • Product roadmap includes 4G and Snapdragon-integrated chipsets for next-generation automotive designs.

As the automotive industry transitions from basic telematics services into adoption of a full infotainment experience, the connectivity technology will migrate from the Telematics Control Unit (TCU) into a fully integrated multimedia head unit that includes:

  • 3G / LTE cellular modem for mobile broadband WWAN connectivity.
  • Application processing capabilities (CPU/GPU) for navigation and entertainment systems.
  • GPS for location.
  • Wi-Fi for connectivity with user consumer devices (hotspot mode) and wireless displays.
  • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and connectivity with Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) and aftermarket products.
  • HomePlug Green PHY for Electric Vehicles (EVs) to connect with charging stations and Smart Energy service providers.

Smart Automotive Diagram

View an illustration showing smart automotive capabilities including telematics, infotainment, safety, and convenience.