Qualcomm is expanding its automotive platforms with new Volvo, Honda, Renault deals

Qualcomm has announced several new expansions of its partnerships with major car companies to provide hardware and software platforms for connected vehicles at CES 2022, partnering with Volvo, Honda, and Renault to add more functionality to their upcoming cars.

Qualcomm already has a full suite of automotive platforms, which it collectively calls the Qualcomm Digital Chassis. The goal is to provide automakers with a variety of tools they can use to help make their cars more intelligent and more connected (although companies can pick and choose which of the platforms they want to use).

Those include:

  • Snapdragon Ride, which provides driver assistance and automated driving technologies
  • Snapdragon Cockpit, for in-car experiences, including SoCs and software solutions for powering multiple displays and audio / video / multimedia
  • Snapdragon Auto Connectivity, for providing automakers with LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi, and GPS solutions for connecting cars to the internet, cloud, and other vehicles
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Used-car prices are finally starting to fall from their pandemic peaks, but deals are still far away

A car dealership lot with Ram pickup trucks.

Used-car prices will only truly get back to normal once new-car prices come down. David Zalubowski/AP

  • Used-car prices have shot through the roof in the past year.

  • The market may have finally peaked and prices are slowly returning to normal.

  • But it could still be more than a year before you can truly get a deal on a secondhand vehicle.

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In today’s topsy-turvy car market, people are shelling out thousands more for used cars than they did just a year ago, with prices jumping more than 10% in June alone.

And although prices appear to have peaked, it’ll be a long while before you’ll be able to pick up a secondhand set of wheels on the cheap, experts say.

Prices are finally dropping

After surging for months, wholesale used-vehicle prices went down between May and June, according to data from Manheim Auctions

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Tight car market in Mid-Michigan means good deals for selling or trading in

FLUSHING, Mich. (WJRT) – Car dealership lots are much emptier than they used to be, which could be a boon for anyone selling in or trading a used car.

At LaFontaine Ford in Flushing, inventory is certainly low but they’re still doing a heck of a business. Normally, the new car lot has around 220 sets of wheels, but there are fewer than 60 vehicles in stock now — and that’s a lot compared to other dealerships.

“Probably the biggest thing is the trucks. The F-150′s are hot items and we still have 15 of them, and there are vehicles being shipped, just one at time,” said new car sales manager Dave Manges. “We’re kind of in a situation where we do have those vehicles available. Then we also have vehicles that are in production that are on hold waiting for computer chips.”

Despite low inventory, he was in the

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Best Prime Day car maintenance and accessory deals

For most of us, the fun part of owning a car comes from driving it. For some that means the act of driving itself, for others, it’s the freedom to go wherever you want. The less-fun part comes when it’s time to maintain or clean our cars. But technology to the rescue — whether it’s diagnosing a Check Engine light or pumping up a flat tire, there’s an easier solution now than ever before and thanks to some sweet Amazon Prime Day deals, those solutions are cheaper than normal.

Here are our favorite car maintenance and accessory deals from Amazon Prime Day 2021, which ends tonight. Keep checking back throughout the next couple of days for other slick deals as they go live.

Chemical Guys

We’re big fans of Chemical Guys products around these parts. If you need proof, just look at all our car care product best lists.

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