Developing automatic intelligence as part of a global industry shift towards autonomous driving
SHANGHAI, August 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – With the changing landscape of the global auto industry, Cango Inc. (NYSE: CANG) (“Cango” or the “Company”) publishes a bimonthly industry analysis called “CANGO Auto View” to bring readers to, drivers and passengers alike aware of the automotive market offerings, emerging trends and gaps to be filled.
Below is an article from the 4th edition of the Society for June 2021.
Automatic intelligence and connectivity are the most challenging aspects of automakers’ broader transition to electrification, intelligence, connectivity and shared mobility. According to a report from Deloitte, there are three main directions for the evolution of automotive intelligence: intelligent interaction, intelligent driving and intelligent services. Among them, intelligent interaction is the very beginning and the core, while intelligent driving and intelligent services are the result of driving and service experience. Smart driving based on technology will be the core function, while smart services focused on connectivity will be the start of a new experience and business innovation.
From the perspective of OEMs, the three intelligent connected vehicle (ICV) development path is the autonomous driving technology-focused product development path, the connectivity service development path that supports rapid improvement. products and intelligent cockpit track prioritizing user thinking. As the development of automotive intelligence and connectivity is highly technical in nature, apart from car manufacturers, it has also attracted the participation of tech giants such as Google, Apple, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and Huawei.
Electric vehicle maker Tesla appears to be a pioneer in ADAS and autonomous driving. Elon musk said in 2015 that the technology behind a fully autonomous vehicle only takes “two to three years” to develop, and “another one to five years” to gain approval from regulatory authorities; in October 2015, Tesla has released “Autopilot” software, which can be installed on compatible Model S, enabling autopilot, lane change and parking functionality.
The Volkswagen group, representing traditional OEMs, has started the transformation of its luxury car brand Audi. In 2013, Audi became the first automaker in the world to obtain autonomous driving test permits in California and Nevada.
Prior to that, tech firm Google’s autonomous vehicle fleet had already obtained autonomous driving test permits. On May 8, 2012, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles issued Google’s very first self-driving car license, which was a modified version of the Toyota Prius Hybrid.
Teaming up with tech companies and component companies has also become a popular strategy adopted by mainstream automakers to develop automotive intelligence and connectivity. BMW has formed an alliance with Intel and Mobileye to build a platform based on open standards to bring its self-driving cars to the market. In 2021, BMW plans to complete the development and application of L3 (conditional autonomous driving) to L4 (highly autonomous driving). A representative production model is BMW iNEXT, will also be equipped with full connectivity supporting 5G and 5e. Generation BMW eDrive technology.
Bosch, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, has more than 2,000 engineers working in the research and development of driver assistance systems. The company also cooperates with GPS maker TomTom to provide surveying and mapping data. In april 2017, Bosch and Mercedes have announced the joint development of the L4 (high automation) and L5 (full automation) cars. Mercedes can exclusively use the jointly developed system for two years before it can supply it to other competing car manufacturers.
In April, Huawei released a video of autonomous driving on public roads. The HI version of the BAIC BJEV Arcfox α-S using Huawei’s intelligent automotive solutions began a public driving test in Shanghai, which was also the first test of Huawei’s autonomous driving technology. According to Wang Jun, Chairman of Huawei’s Smart Car Solution Business Unit, Huawei will invest more than $ 1 billion this year in the research and development of intelligent cars in 2021, with an extended R&D team to more than 5,000 employees, of which more than 2,000 will be dedicated to autonomous driving.
In addition, it should be mentioned that autonomous driving is also among the main investment directions of ridesharing companies. In March 2017, Didi Chuxing opened his own AI lab in the heart of Silicon Valley, creating a business unit to lead the research and development of his intelligent driving system and AI-based road safety system. In February 2018, Didi Chuxing presented a working self-driving car for the first time, claiming to have developed software for the car and worked with various car manufacturers and computer hardware suppliers.
In terms of the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), General Motors is undoubtedly one of the first mainstream automakers to make early investments. GM launched OnStar on three luxury Cadillac models as early as November 1996. In december 2009, Shanghai GM launched the OnStar service – first to Cadillac, and now extended to Buick and Chevrolet.
In 2009, Toyota integrated the intelligent co-pilot communication system G-BOOK into its Lexus luxury vehicle division and introduced it to the Chinese market. Prior to that, Ford launched the SYNC in-car communication and infotainment system at the 2007 North American International Auto Show.
In April 2021, SAIC-GM introduced its new Ultium Pure Electric Platform, a new generation of Intelligent Vehicle Platform (VIP) intelligent electronic architecture and the ever-evolving and evolving Super Cruise super-intelligent driving system. By 2025, SAIC-GM will have launched more than 10 national NEVs based on the Ultium platform, covering its three main brands of Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac.
Over the next 5 years, the super-intelligent Super Cruise driving system will cover most Cadillac models and will be gradually applied to future new models from Buick and Chevrolet; the intelligent cruise function in the center of the lane will be applied to more than 80% of the models of the three brands and to all models of the Ultium platform.
Returning to Volkswagen, in 2020 the company started to cooperate with Deutsche Telekom in data communication services. Volkswagen is also in discussions with other network operators to help users add a network data service element when using the new technology. Volkswagen’s second generation of Car-Net connected car services have been rolled out in collaboration with ridesharing companies to provide car owners with point-to-point shared mobility services, which is also part of VW’s future plan.
In the Internet age, the next generation of automobiles will establish vehicle-to-vehicle communications, effectively eliminating automobile collisions. The development of ICV will also enable communications and connections between cars and people, cars and roads, cars themselves and cars and the outside world, in order to realize intelligent dynamic information services, control intelligent vehicles and intelligent traffic management. It will also involve voice interaction solutions, traffic data collection, traffic resource allocation modes, big data and cloud computing solutions, and even updates and compatibility with vendors. services such as shops, parking lots and transport centers. The time has come for “software defined vehicles”.
Chinese companies are also accelerating the deployment of forward-looking products and businesses, fostering innovation in automotive products, technologies and services.
Among them, Geely Automobile has started its transformation to a technology-based enterprise since 2018. The new intelligent ecosystem GKUI 19 is equipped with E01, the first high-performance automotive-level chip produced in series with autonomous development and deep customization. . Great Wall Motors Haval’s intelligent connectivity system, has been iterated and upgraded to version 3.0, co-developed by the Haval brand and international service providers such as AutoNavi, Tencent, Bosch and Sharp. Changan Automobile continues to implement its smart “Dubhe plan” by continuously promoting “4 + 1” activities by 2025, with 100% smart cockpits, L4 series production and sales and software technology talents amounting to 5,000. Dongfeng Nissan also launched the “Smart Travel +” automotive connectivity system with its partners such as China Unicom, AutoNavi Maps, iFlytek, Weather Moji, Kuwo Music, Koala FM, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent, Hangsheng Electronics and Lan-You Technology.
The world’s leading automakers are embracing all four new trends of electrification, intelligence, connectivity and shared mobility, and before we know it, the new era of the automobile will be upon us.
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Cango Inc. (NYSE: CANG) is a leading automotive transaction service platform in China connecting dealers, financial institutions, car buyers and other industry participants. Founded in 2010 by a group of pioneers in from China the automotive finance industry, the Company is headquartered in Shanghai and engages car buyers through a nationwide dealer network. The Company’s services mainly consist of the facilitation of automobile financing, commercial car transactions and the facilitation of after-sales services. Using its competitive advantages in technology, data insight and cloud-based infrastructure, Cango is able to connect its platform participants while providing them with a premium user experience. Cango’s platform model places it in a unique position to add value to its platform participants and business partners as automotive and mobility markets in China continue to grow and evolve. For more information, please visit: www.cangoonline.com.
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