Smart Driving

NIO said to be evaluating Horizon Robotics' chip for use in sub-brand models
NIO is evaluating the Journey 5 chip from local chip company Horizon Robotics, according to local media. BYD will use the chip in some of its models to be launched in 2023.
XPeng ramps up ambitions in smart driving as over half of its sedan variants to come standard with XPILOT
XPeng's move is expected to further increase the penetration of NGP and accelerate the unification of assisted driving hardware and software.
Chinese firm Desay SV unveils vehicle computing platform with total power of over 2,000 TOPS
The computing platform is equipped with mainstream computing chips and integrates core functional domains including smart cabin, smart driving, and internet-connected services.
Volkswagen's software division CARIAD forms China subsidiary, its first outside Europe
CARIAD's China team currently employs more than 600 people, a number that will double by the end of 2023.
L2 assisted driving systems reach 35% penetration in China's NEV market in Q1, IDC says
This is much higher than the 19.9 percent of the ICE vehicle market.
BYD to equip some 2023 models with self-driving chips from local startup Horizon Robotics
BYD models equipped with Horizon Robotics' latest Journey 5 chip will be available as early as mid-2023.
NIO self-driving AVP's upcoming departure said to result in reshuffle involving nearly 1,000 people
"It's definitely most efficient to use one team to lead autonomous driving R&D," local media quoted an NIO employee as saying.
NIO self-driving veteran Zhang Jianyong reportedly to start his own business with potential investment from NIO Capital
No other company currently has enough strength and corresponding positions to offer to Zhang Jianyong, so it is considered a good choice for him to start his own business, local media said.
NIO's head of autonomous driving engineering rumored to be leaving
NIO may be facing a talent loss, but its autonomous driving team is expected to be led solely by Ren Shaoqing, allowing for more streamlined management.
NIO explains in detail why ET7's LiDAR has 'high performance'
In addition to general obstacle recognition, the ET7's LiDAR has an ROI function that enables detection of objects that are difficult for cameras to recognize.