The World Intelligent Connected Vehicles Conference was successfully held at the China National Convention Center from October 18th to 21st in Beijing. Experts and industry insiders at the conference said that the focus of auto developers in the next few years will be on the development and continuous improvement of intelligent, connected, new energy vehicles.
The Chinese government has always attached great importance to the development of intelligent connected vehicles as an important way to reduce the burden of transportation, energy consumption and environmental pollution.
As the Chinese government promoting the development of intelligent connected cars, several cities have formulated laws and regulations for automatic driving tests, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing and Changchun. Beijing has opened 33 sections with a total length of 105 kilometers for automakers to test autonomous driving technology.
Intelligent connected new energy vehicles will surely become the final solution for auto consumption upgrade and future mobility. Electrification is only the beginning of the new energy auto industry. New visions and technologies will further drive the industry.
China’s major automakers have begun to embrace this trend.
In order to strengthen cooperation among leading automakers and improve overall technologies, Beijing Electric Vehicle Co, also known as BJEV, took the lead in establishing the National New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center.
Changan New Energy Vehicle Technology Co. is planning to forge integrated development between new energy vehicles and smart connected vehicles in order to achieve the goal of connecting all new energy vehicles with the internet.
BYD Automotive Industry has launched a technology sharing website that connects 341 sensors inside the vehicle to provide driving data for software developers. China’s internet giant Baidu, ride-hailing company Didi and e-commerce giant Alibaba have used this technology sharing website to develop their automotive driving car.
SAIC Motor Corp, China’s largest car manufacturer, established an artificial intelligence laboratory at the end of June to further consolidate its efforts. The lab has a team of about 70 people dedicated to smart mobility, smart manufacturing and autonomous driving.
China is not the only country that is striving to achieve the same goal. For example, Australia has made great strides in its autonomous driving technology and testing.
Australia has a phased reform plan to allow conditionally automated vehicles to operate safely and legally on the country’s roads by 2020, and to achieve highly and fully automated vehicles from 2020.
The country plans to invest 161 million Australian dollars (114.6 million US dollars) to develop its satellite augmentation system to enhance intelligent traffic positioning.