Qualcomm aims to serve next-gen cars with Snapdragon Ride Vision and Digital Chassis

In context: Over the last several years, some of the most intriguing developments to come out of CES have been car related. From information-rich cockpit experiences to promises of assisted and autonomous driving, much of the headline-generating news from the last few shows has centered on the automobile. In fact, many have argued that the car industry is morphing into the next big segment of the tech business.

Companies like the Intel’s Mobileye, graphics giant Nvidia, and Qualcomm are all using CES 2022 to announce their newest offerings for the automotive industry, as well as important new partnerships with car makers and automotive suppliers.

In the case of Qualcomm, Snapdragon Ride Vision brings a new degree of simplicity and focus to automakers looking to offer safety-focused, computer-vision powered ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) capabilities to a broader range of cars, while the Snapdragon Digital Chassis taps into the demand for

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A $6 Trillion Family Office World Fights Post-Archegos Crackdown

(Bloomberg) — The implosion of Archegos is giving thousands of secretive family offices the greatest challenge to their privacy in a decade. They won’t give it up without a fight.Some lawmakers, regulators and consumer advocates are pushing to expose the inner workings of family offices, which are closely held and lightly regulated yet manage an estimated $6 trillion for the ultra-rich globally.The changes the reform advocates seek would require U.S. family offices to register as investment advisers and publicly report holdings on a quarterly basis, as most other types of investment firms must.Such data could alert regulators, investors and other Wall Street players to hidden risks, yet it could also reveal proprietary information to rivals.Those advocating greater regulation are optimistic that new Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler, who has a tough-on-Wall-Street reputation, will see things their way. “The

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Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden’s goal is a daunting one: Even if Congress approves his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, along with its incentives, it would take many years to replace enough internal combustion vehicles with EVs to make a huge dent in tailpipe emissions.

Right now, there are about 279 million vehicles on the road in the United States. The proportion that are fully electric, according to IHS Markit, is 0.36%. Of the 14.5 million new vehicles that were sold last year, 2% were fully electric.

Even if every new vehicle sold were battery powered — something no one envisions — it would take about 15 years to swap out the entire fleet. What’s

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Car industry aims to employ ex-forces personnel with new covenant

The covenant is a “commitment to advocate for recruitment and retention of ex-military personnel”.

The UK car industry has signed a deal that could see more veterans of the armed forces join automotive companies. The covenant signed by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) pledges the organisation’s “commitment to advocate for recruitment and retention of ex-military personnel across the automotive industry”.

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As part of the scheme, the SMMT has helped its members create “tailored engagement programs”, helping them get through to people from the armed forces. And the organisation has suggested “mapped-out career paths” that translate military skills into qualifications required by the sector.

The move is designed to make the transition from the forces to factories easier for veterans, allowing the car industry to tap into the talents of ex-military personnel. In particular, the SMMT says former military

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