Mercedes has a long-term agreement concluded with Qualcomm Incorporated. In the course of its subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is the official technology partner of the team.
The two new partners will jointly develop new technologies in the field of “connected cars» in order on the performance of the team the track to improve. The developmental basis for this is the know-how of the company Qualcomm in the Mobile area. The main focus is on increasing the overall race speed and the reliability of the car as well as the efficiency of the operation and performance. Current and future technology projects aimed at data transmission in real-time sensor networks and the integration of wireless charging.
The logo of Qualcomm will be on display on the car’s nose F1 W06 hybrid race car, the sleeves of the race suits of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as well as on team clothing MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS.
Derek Aberle, president of Qualcomm Incorporated: “Qualcomm is determined to play a leading role in the field of” connected car “and to bring the benefits of mobile technologies in the automotive sector. We are very pleased to introduce our leading position in these technologies in a team that is one of the most elite companies in the automotive industry. The leading role of Mercedes-Benz motorsport routes provides this cooperation a prominent testing ground for new advances in technology. We are eager to help the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team in reaching the next level and to refine this way some of the most demanding automotive technologies “
Toto Wolff, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.: “Innovations and racing form the core of Mercedes-Benz. For this reason, it was important for us to select a technology partner that can help us make progress in these areas. With each passing year the importance of electronics and connectivity 1 teams increases in developing a winning formula. That is why we are extremely pleased to have Qualcomm on board. Their unparalleled leadership in mobile and automotive industry makes them a perfect complement to expose the new connectivity potential of our cars and in the future to discover potential further use of this technology. “
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