The General Manager of the GAC Ion brand Gu Huinan stated that the benefits of 5G technology to smart electric vehicles are mainly reflected in three aspects:
First, 5G technology empowers urban roads and other application scenarios and promotes autonomous driving through V2X vehicle-road collaboration technology. Accelerate development.
The second is to promote the development of smart cockpits.
The Third is to help upgrade the software of OTA software.
Li Gang, the vice president of GAC Research Institute, believes that 5G+V2X technology will solve the pain points of assisting autonomous driving. Sensors and cameras are seriously affected by the environment, and the recognition rate is greatly reduced in wind, sand, rain, and snow, and the sensing range is limited.
The Sensors and cameras are the eyes and nose of a car, but they cannot replace the mouth and ears. Only a car that can communicate can achieve complete autonomous driving.
Currently, GAC Group is accelerating the development of smart electric vehicles. From January to November this year, GAC Group sold 1.835 million vehicles, down 2.2% year-on-year.
During the same period, the cumulative sales of GAC Aian New Energy Vehicles under the GAC Group was 53,000, a year-on-year increase of 62%
In an interview with the media a few days ago, GAC Chairman Zeng Qinghong publicly stated that intelligent networked new energy vehicles will be a huge “incremental” market.
It is planned that the sales of GAC Aian will account for 36% of the sales of GAC’s own brands in 2025, becoming a domestic market.
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Not only Guangzhou Automobile Group, but also SAIC, Dongfeng Motor, Changan Automobile, and BYD are also accelerating the pace of smart electric vehicles. Automobile manufacturers and Internet technology companies have seized the smart car market.
At present, Huawei has reached cooperation agreements with SAIC, Guangzhou Automobile Group, Great Wall Motors, BAIC Group, BYD, Chery, and many other independent car companies on smart car solutions, and has cooperated with Vodafone in the fields of software and “5G Auto Alliance.”
Nokia, Intel, Daimler, and others reached cooperation. Huawei does not build its own cars, but mainly provides smart car solutions for auto companies, and provides technical support in 5G, big data, and autonomous driving.
Wireless communication technology and semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive 5G platform has also been launched at the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC).
This platform is a new application of Qualcomm’s 5G technology in the automotive industry and can provide a completely integrated C-V2X solution
Counterpoint’s latest research report shows that by 2025, China’s 5G connected car sales will jump to 7.1 million, accounting for 40% of the country’s total connected car sales. Currently, 4G products dominate China’s connected car market.
By 2020, the sales of 4G connected cars are expected to reach 7.8 million, accounting for 95% of China’s total sales of connected cars. However, with the rapid promotion of 5G in China and the rapid development of the automotive industry from 2021, the share of 5G connected car sales will grow rapidly.
Xiao Yong, Deputy general manager of GAC Aian, said in an interview with China Business news and other media that smart cars have created opportunities for autonomous car companies to overtake on corners.
Huawei is working with many car companies to study and explore innovative 5G application scenarios. Thanks to the support of policies and the rapid development of China’s electric vehicles, 5G, and autonomous driving technologies.
Huawei, which has a dual-pronged approach in hardware and software, will be one of the most powerful competitors on the global smart electric vehicle track, with smartphone applications.
The situation is similar to that of Android and iOS as the main operating system. There will not be too many basic operating systems for smart cars in the future, and Huawei is expected to have a place
However, autonomous car companies have some bottlenecks and problems on the road of smart car development, including chips. Currently, Huawei is in short supply of chips.
The only 200 latest-generation 5G vehicle modules (Barong 5000 chips) on hand have all been given to GAC Aion.
Xiao Yong believes that this means that there are only 200 AION V, the world’s first mass-produced 5G car, and the plans of other autonomous car companies for 5G mass-production cars will also be affected, and the chip problem needs to be solved urgently.
At the World Smart Car Conference held in Guangzhou on December 3, Huang Yong, Director of the International Cooperation Center of the National Development and Reform Commission, publicly stated that to release the innovation-driven efficiency in the high-quality development of smart cars, the development of smart cars must focus on to develop basic technologies.
We must also focus on innovation and practical applications, focus on building independent technologies and basic brands, work on the underlying technology, and accelerate the formation of China’s independence.
The controllable standardized automotive technology system and architecture system, and solve chips, hardware, and software, and system components. And other kinds of stuck neck and bottleneck problems.