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SAIC Motor and China Mobile to create first mass-produced 5G internet vehicle

SAIC Motor Corporation Limited has signed an agreement with China Mobile Communications Corporation to jointly explore future studies and applications of multiple areas including working together to create the first mass-produced 5G internet vehicle.

The two companies will work on areas such as a 5G communications network, internet-based smart vehicles, an intelligent transportation system (ITS), an in-vehicle entertainment system, overseas resource coordination and the industrial internet.

They will also promote the upgrading of intelligent internet-connection technologies, so as to drive the development of China’s auto industry via the 5G communications technology.

In the field of smart internet-connected enhanced positioning systems, the two companies will jointly develop Space-Air-Ground integrated enhanced positioning network services to equip intelligent drive and mobility services with high-precision positioning.

In terms of smart internet-connected hardware and facilities, they will jointly establish an innovation lab to develop intelligent hardware, facilities and platforms, as well as data services, for smart driving and parking.

As for the technology collaboration in ITS services, they will jointly develop and operate a cloud platform for smart transportation services, to share the data and develop related services together.

The two companies plan to jointly create a new smart internet-based vehicle equipped with services dedicated to car using, and vigorously drive the mass production of the first 5G internet car.

They will explore cooperation in passenger vehicle sales and car-using data sharing, and develop car owner focused solutions in terms of in-vehicle entertainment and car-using.

They will also jointly expand international businesses for smart internet-based cars, and cooperate in such areas as in-vehicle internet access and traffic management and operations to facilitate people’s overseas travel.

In constructing the industrial intranet, the two companies will apply 5G technologies such as the enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) (e.g. AR/VR and glass-free 3D), ultra reliable & low latency communication (uRLLC) (e.g. wireless connection in the plant, and internet of vehicles), and massive machine type communication (mMTC) (e.g. mass internet of things and smart parking).

This will be done in order to facilitate the unified construction of the smart plant’s transmission protocol, standard and media, conduct the digital transformation of the smart plant’s equipment and devices, and together drive the development of the industrial internet of smart manufacturing.

In establishing the industrial internet platform, the two companies will jointly carry out the planning, building and maintenance of the cloud computing resource pool and big data platform.

Meanwhile, they will collaborate in developing AI functions such as smart searching and semantic analysis based on cloud computing and big data.

As automobiles are constantly evolving in the new round of deep integration of internet technologies and the real economy, SAIC Motor will continue to work closely with partners to innovate and provide better services and products.