On January 9, 2018, CES, the world's largest and most influential technology exhibition, opened in Las Vegas. Chery Arrizo 5, based on Baidu's Apollo automatic driving platform, attracted global attention. The special Arrizo 5 is a self-driving car jointly built by Chery and Baidu since the two sides forged a partnership. It is compatible with Apollo Pilot system and carries mass-produced automatic driving solutions.
(Special" Arrizo 5)
With the development of AI and automatic driving, world-renowned automakers and technology enterprises have chosen CES to show their automatic driving technologies in recent years. The joint appearance of Baidu and Chery at CES 2018 shows the great confidence and tremendous strength of the Chinese technology alliance.
As a leading innovative Chinese independent brand, through independent innovation, Chery has achieved a breakthrough in automotive information entertainment, IOV and other core technologies, which will undoubtedly boost Chery's competitiveness in the future intelligent vehicle field. Since 2010, Chery has taken the lead in developing ICV automotive technology and established an automatic driving automotive technology platform in association with the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2016, the Wuhu Municipal People's Government joined hands with Baidu to establish the world's first "full automatic driving operation base" at Wuhu High-tech Industrial Development Zone, laying the foundation for Chery's ICV operation. Over the past seven years, Chery has developed two generations of ICVs. The third-generation ICV under development is a highly-self-driving vehicle based on Chery's EQ EV platform and with the capability of industrialization.
(Road demonstration of Chery's second-generation ICV
Chery has mastered intelligent vehicle technologies including
lane detection, millimeter-wave radar data processing, vehicle detection,
local path planning and vehicle bottom control, as well as intelligent vehicle
technologies including laser radar data processing, RTK data processing and map
data processing. Also, Chery has achieved staged breakthroughs in more than 10
key cutting-edge technologies including AI interactive navigation,
next-generation cabin system, eyeball tracking and face recognition, UBI
insurance and digital marketing, and V2X (core technology of over-the-horizon detection
system). While conducting independent R&D, Chery has carried out more
remarkable and fruitful strategic cooperation with Baidu in the intelligent
(Self-driving cars jointly developed by Baidu and
At the World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province in November 2016, eQ self-driving car, jointly developed by Chery and Baidu, went into trial operation on an open urban road for the first time in China. As a core member of Baidu's Apollo plan, Chery can rapidly acquire Baidu's AI technology; and Chery's mature vehicle technologies, precise development process, integral industry chain and perfect sales service system have made Chery and Baidu the strongest technology alliance in China.
(Chery's three self-driving cars selected into the
Automotive AI is undoubtedly promising. Just as Apple
subverted traditional mobile phones, automatic driving will subvert traditional
cars. With the deepening of the cooperation, the two sides will carry out
all-round cooperation in fields including IOV, highly automatic driving and
self driving, to bring about dramatic changes to the automotive field. This
June Chery and Baidu signed an MOU on strategic cooperation in the Silicon
Valley, and planned to establish "Chery Silicon Valley Research
Institute". This will further boost the development of core ICV
technologies and lay a solid technical foundation for Chery to develop the
global market. According to the plan, Chery will launch an ICV developed with
Baidu in 2018, and the self-driving car jointly developed by the two sides will
go into mass production in 2020.
(Scene of the signing ceremony between Chery and Baidu)
During CES 2018, a mysterious fleet of self-driving
cars took California Highway and was open for examination. In the automatic
driving field, California Self-driving Test Base should not be strange to you. Only
45 companies in the world have been qualified for road rests here since 2014,
including 14 companies with Chinese investment or background (accounting for 31
percent), less than 19 U.S. companies only. As a Chinese AI and automatic
driving force, Chery is registering an automatic driving development company (Leonis
Technologies North America) in the Silicon Valley to be engaged in big data
research, self driving technology R&D and road tests in California. After successful
registration, Chery will apply for the qualification for road tests in
California, "China's AI and automatic driving are attracting growing
attention from the Silicon Valley and the world".
Intelligent connection has always been a major strategic
focus of Chery. Through CES 2018, Chery has showed the world the results of its
innovative cooperation with Baidu, as well as its forward-looking automatic
driving technologies. Chery will participate in CES 2019 to present more
advanced automatic driving technologies. We will work hard to achieve the
ultimate goal of automatic driving to lay the groundwork for creating a safer,
more efficient and economical new travel lifestyle for the human society.