Chinese Giants GAC and Huawei Will Work Together to Develop a Smart SUV
GAC Group officially announced a joint project with tech giant Huawei: the two firms will develop a "smart SUV", aiming to hit the market in mass production by the end of 2023.
The SUV will be the first joint product of the two enterprises. A medium- to large-size, pure electric SUV, the collaborating partner's vision behind the car is a futuristic, powerful and efficient technology that will bring new energy capabilities and Level 4 autonomous driving to their buyers.
According to GAC Group, The strategic cooperation will allow them to build a new generation of intelligent vehicles and digital platforms. This SUV and multiple other future models will utilize GAC's GEP.30 chassis platform and Huawei's CCA (Computing and Communication Architecture) and carry Huawei's full-stack of intelligent vehicle solutions.
Since signing a strategic cooperation agreement in 2017, GAC and Huawei have worked together in intelligent connected electric vehicle technology.
In September 2020 in Guangzhou, the two firms signed an agreement to enhance cooperation, focusing on computing and communication architecture according to the development trend towards software-heavy vehicles.
GAC has seen significant success in realizing vehicle electrification and in various areas of new energy technology. GAC Group says it is highly committed to research and development, demonstrated by the billions of yuan funnelled into the world's GAC R & R&D Centers around the globe.
Data predicts that the EV global market will expand almost fivefold between 2016 and 2027; an annual increase of 20%. GAC Group says it is positioned to fully embrace this trend towards creating cleaner, greener, better cars, with GAC MOTOR aiming to produce an entirely electrified lineup of vehicles by 2025.
With new technologies, new processes and new materials, and the use of intelligent manufacturing and comprehensively improved production capacity, GAC and Huawei aim to produce eight models and multiple series of electric vehicles.