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  • Writer's pictureNATALIA SOUSA

Veoneer signs agreement with Qualcomm and creates new software brand Arriver™

Veoneer, Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. have agreed to collaborate on delivering scalable Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Collaborative and Autonomous Driving (AD) solutions. Both companies announced their intentions to cooperate in August last year, and have now finalised the agreement.

Veoneer says The platform will address the growing needs of the automotive ecosystem for scalable and upgradable solutions, which requires highly advanced and power-efficient computing, connectivity and cloud service capabilities across all vehicle tiers. The system integrates Veoneer's next-generation perception and driving policy software stack and Qualcomm® Snapdragon Ride™ ADAS/AD scalable portfolio of System on a Chip (SoC) and Accelerators. Veoneer and Qualcomm Technologies have worked together for several months to create a world-leading roadmap of a scalable, open ADAS and autonomous driving system that will address the entire automotive OEM market with integrated software and SoC platform.

Arriver is Veoneer's dedicated software unit to develop the complete perception and drives policy software stack.

"Arriver stands for quality, openness and scalability and has a safety-first approach. Arriver's goal is to be one of the key players and long-term leaders in the market for ADAS, collaborative and autonomous driving software," said Giuseppe Rosso, President, Arriver.

Arriver is 100% owned by Veoneer but will operate under specific information handling protocols and reporting structures as part of its collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.

"Today's agreement with Qualcomm Technologies and the creation of Arriver are key milestones in Veoneer's development. We will now move ahead with full force to create a market-leading ADAS solution based on Arriver Software and Qualcomm® Snapdragon Ride™ SoC hardware. Veoneer will now also be able to take the next steps as a next-generation Tier-1 supplier offering the latest active safety and restraint controls electronics products to the market," said Jan Carlson, Chairman, President & CEO, Veoneer.

"We are pleased to take the next step with the announcement of the Arriver perception and drive policy software stack running on Snapdragon Ride, which allows a pre-integrated and pre-validated platform to be offered by Qualcomm Technologies to automakers and Tier-1 suppliers," said Nakul Duggal, senior vice president & GM, Automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "This collaboration expands our joint value proposition and focuses on solving the increasing complexity of ADAS and autonomous driving platform deployment faced by automakers and Tier-1 suppliers."

In addition to Today's final agreement, Veoneer and Qualcomm Technologies have progressed on roadmap feature implementations. Arriver software is already functional on the Snapdragon Ride Platform, which will be available for automotive customers in the coming months. Many automotive OEMs and Tier-1 automotive suppliers provided very positive feedback on the platform's intended specifications and capabilities.