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Snapdragon Digital Chassis Powers 2025 Cadillac ESCALADE IQ, Bringing Immersive, Cloud Connected Experiences and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to Customers Around the Globe



  • Reveal of first-ever all-electric full-size SUV from Cadillac marks expanded technology collaboration with Qualcomm
  • Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions to bring advanced digital capabilities to ESCALADE IQ, which will hit roads in 2024
  • ESCALADE IQ to be equipped with Snapdragon Cockpit Platform, Snapdragon Auto Connectivity Platform, and Snapdragon Ride Platform 

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced today that the 2025 Cadillac ESCALADE IQ will leverage Snapdragon automotive solutions to deliver the latest in cutting-edge capabilities to Cadillac customers. Powered by the Snapdragon® Digital Chassis™ Solution, the ESCALADE IQ will be equipped to provide best-in-class in-vehicle experiences for drivers and passengers that have higher levels of safety, and are power-efficient and continuously upgradeable thanks to the latest generation of Snapdragon® Cockpit and Snapdragon® Auto Connectivity Platforms, and Snapdragon Ride Platforms for hands-free driving technology. The technology collaboration is an extension of the long-term relationship between Cadillac and Qualcomm Technologies, both of whom are committed to featuring the latest vehicle capabilities and technologies as the automotive industry continues its digital transformation.

ESCALADE IQ customer deliveries are expected to begin in late 2024.

Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions that are featured in the Cadillac ESCALADE IQ include:

  • Next Generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform: The next generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform takes in-cabin experiences to the next level, powering the ESCALADE IQ’s curved pillar-to-pillar 55-inch total diagonal LED display. 
  • Snapdragon Auto 5G Modem-RF platform: The Snapdragon Auto 5G Modem-RF provides ultra-fast connectivity, quick network response times and reliability needed to enhance safety, personalization, entertainment and productivity features in vehicles.
  • Snapdragon Ride Platform: One of the automotive industry’s most advanced, scalable and customizable automated driving system-on-chip (SoC) family, the Snapdragon Ride Platform is designed to deliver key low-latency control functions and high-performance and power efficient AI compute for camera and radar processing. 

“Escalade has always been about being ‘bold.’ So that’s what we set out to accomplish with the ESCALADE IQ. By working with Qualcomm Technologies, we’re able to continue delivering innovative technology to our customers, and redefining the luxury SUV experience,” said Mandi Damman, Cadillac Escalade IQ chief engineer.

“Qualcomm Technologies is honored to work with Cadillac to help achieve their goal of becoming the world’s EV luxury leader,” said Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and GM, automotive & cloud computing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “With our Snapdragon Digital Chassis laying its technology foundation, the ESCALADE IQ represents progress in our collaboration as we help provide Cadillac owners with the top-tier luxury and technology they’ve grown to expect from the brand.”


About Qualcomm

Qualcomm is enabling a world where everyone and everything can be intelligently connected. Our one technology roadmap allows us to efficiently scale the technologies that launched the mobile revolution – including advanced connectivity, high-performance, low-power compute, on-device intelligence and more – to the next generation of connected smart devices across industries. Innovations from Qualcomm and our family of Snapdragon platforms will help enable cloud-edge convergence, transform industries, accelerate the digital economy, and revolutionize how we experience the world, for the greater good.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business. Snapdragon and Qualcomm branded products are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Qualcomm patented technologies are licensed by Qualcomm Incorporated.

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