Qualcomm to test self-driving Cars in California

Qualcomm the chip maker has recently received the permission from California to tests self-driving vehicles on public roads. It is the latest step by Qualcomm to get an entry in the self-driving car market. Qualcomm to test self-driving Cars in California.

On Dec 12, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles issued the permit, which authorizes testing for one vehicle and three drivers. The chip maker has now started testing vehicles equipped with its technology.

Qualcomm to test self-driving Cars in California

In September Qualcomm has announced “9150 C-V2X” chipset. This chipset lets cars communicate with other cars, as well as with infrastructure like traffic lights.

Nakul Duggal, Qualcomm’s vice president of product management for automotive, said in an interview:

Nvidia and Samsung previously received permits to test self-driving cars in California. “We certainly expect to be a key player in the autonomous space. In September Qualcomm announced the 9150 C-V2X chipset, which lets cars communicate with other cars as well as infrastructure like traffic lights. That technology could work alongside chips dedicated to autonomy by improving safety

Nakul Duggal did not talk about forthcoming products that could enable autonomous driving. It has been reported that Qualcomm has started field trials of Ford vehicles containing the chipsets. Similar tests of the technology will take place in Michigan, China, Germany, Italy and Japan.

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