The shortage of chips has made car companies pay more attention to this component, and SAIC-GM-Wuling has become the latest to get involved in the field.
The company unveiled its computing chip at a launch event on September 15, saying its specifications have reached the technical level of similar foreign products.
The computing chip, which accounts for about 40 percent of the chip used in vehicles and is similar to a computer's CPU, was developed through a joint technical effort with a partner, the company said.
SAIC-GM-Wuling is also working with partners to acquire core technologies in the fields of 5G communication chips, memory chips, energy chips and artificial intelligence chips, it said.
The company said it will create an open and shared local chip testing and verification and application platform, and take a more open stance with partners to help China's auto industry chain and supply chain become stronger.
The company broke through the technical bottleneck of local chip adaptation and stability, and conducted quality verification with chip makers and parts manufacturers to improve the chip's versatility, economy and reliability, it said.
SAIC-GM-Wuling is a joint venture between SAIC Group, General Motors and Liuzhou Wuling Automobile, headquartered in Liuzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southwest China.
The Hongguang Mini EV -- China's hottest-selling electric model -- sold 32,847 units in August, according to data released earlier this month by the China Passenger Car Association.
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