Automaker SAIC drives development using AI
SAIC Motor Group, China’s biggest automaker, is applying artificial intelligence and other latest technologies to its vehicles to meet rising market demand.
Wang Xiaoqiu, the group’s president, told the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) that accelerating integration of artificial intelligence and the automotive industry will provide better products and services for consumers.
The group began commercial operation of its smart heavy trucks using 5G technologies equipped with self-developed intelligent driving control systems this year. The trucks are expected to transport 20,000 standard containers throughout 2020.
The vehicle was first demonstrated during the second China International Import Expo last November. At that time, the truck carried cargo from Donghai Bridge to Yangshan Port.
SAIC said it has completed research and development of a third-generation intelligent driving platform. The actual vehicle road testing mileage has been nearly 300,000 kilometers.
SAIC said it is developing an intelligent cockpit that integrates 5G technology on the basis of the Internet of Vehicles system to achieve interaction and active sensing between vehicle and occupants. Related products will be launched for mass production by the end of this year, it said.
The company set up a software center at the end of last year with the aim of accelerating the development of autonomous driving and mobility services. SAIC says it will continue to improve capabilities in the field of artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and network information security to accelerate the application of software technologies in products and services.