At the beginning of 2021, after eight years of deep cultivating in the field of smart cars, Baidu officially entered the market to build cars; at about the same time, Intel’s autonomous driving subsidiary Mobileye is expected to test its autonomous vehicle technology in Tokyo, Shanghai, Paris and New York City in the first half of 2021. ; US Apple’s “Titan Project” (i.e. Apple’s self-driving car research and development program) will launch the long-awaited electric car “AppleCar” (AppleCar) in September this year. Even with the severe impact of the new crown epidemic, the popularity of autonomous vehicles and Internet of Vehicles technology will continue to be unabated in 2021; the cooperation between OEMs, Tier1, and new car manufacturers is active; industry mergers and acquisitions and financing are concentrated in leading companies (such as L4 level) The autonomous driving company Wenyuan Zhixing WeRide announced on January 14, 2021 that it has completed two rounds of financing B2 and B3. The total financing amount of the B round reached 310 million U.S. dollars, becoming the first financing in the field of autonomous driving in 2021). Standard configuration with more ADAS functions and continuous advancement of network technology (such as OTA, remote control of vehicles, etc.), the advancement of roadside infrastructure construction and the placement of 5G communication interactive equipment, the development of V2X, V2V and V2I and other technologies. Boosting the level of intelligent networking and automation is gradually moving towards advanced applications. The “Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology Roadmap 2.0” released on October 27, 2020, and the “Intelligent Connected Vehicle Technology Roadmap 2.0” released on November 11, 2020. In addition, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology officially started on January 1, 2021. The “Automotive Driving Automation Classification” was released and implemented nationwide. The formulation and promulgation of these national standards have played a very good role in promoting the development of autonomous vehicle technology. According to the current actual situation, level 1 and level 2 automotive products have been commercialized and have also been recognized by users. Level 3 and Level 4 will be the focus of each manufacturer’s efforts in the next year or two.
As an emerging field where the automotive industry is deeply integrated with new-generation Electronic information technologies such as information and communication, big data, and artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and the Internet of Vehicles will also be reinstalled at the moment when the industrial application is gradually mature and the trillion-dollar market is ready to take off. CITE2021 (The 9th China Electronic Information Expo, April 9-11, 2021) with the theme of “Innovation Drives High-quality Development”, while showing the core content of the future development of the electronic information industry, it will also portray the future for users Smart travel and a new way of life.
An example of progress is that Baidu’s unmanned taxis were launched on the streets in October 2020, with trial operations in the online car-hailing model.
Image source: Baidu unmanned vehicles made a cool debut in Shougang Park
Unleashing the potential of autonomous driving, benefiting the electronic information industry
Driven by electronic information technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and 5G, the increasingly strong sales performance and skyrocketing market value of car manufacturers have attracted capital from all walks of life; traditional car companies have frequently launched smart cars and have entered new energy sources. Market; while Huawei and Baidu have entered the automotive field with their system and technology advantages accumulated over the years. Regarding autonomous driving and intelligent networking, whether it is millimeter wave radar, lidar, ultrasonic sensors, cameras, high-precision maps, connected large-screen displays, smart cars, on-board OS, on-board units and other software and hardware and intelligent incremental components , All major companies are taking the lead in launching products and solutions. (See some examples of progress in the table below)
Image source: Apple-new energy concept car (this time Apple will define the car by “software”)
Whether it is new car-building forces or traditional car factories, they are deeply deploying car intelligence, and the speed of intelligent driving has also accelerated. Under the wave of the new four modernizations of automobiles, automakers, chip manufacturers, Tier1, OS and other software and hardware suppliers have actively invested in research and development, and the product iteration speed has been significantly accelerated. In particular, the breakthroughs in the underlying technology of giant manufacturers have brought qualitative changes to the market. It is understood that Mobileye and SAIC have reached a cooperation to promote the implementation of L2+ autonomous driving services. At the same time, the smart car jointly created by SAIC, Alibaba and Zhangjiang Hi-Tech has landed in Pudong New Area, and has created the ultimate intelligent experience in terms of endurance, battery safety, immersive autonomous driving, new human-vehicle interaction, content sharing, etc. based on the new travel needs of users. .
At this stage, intelligent networked vehicles have gradually achieved phased results. According to a report issued by the China Business Industry Research Institute, 2021 is expected to usher in the first year of the outbreak of autonomous driving, and the market size of the autonomous driving industry will exceed 235 billion yuan. The accelerated popularization of smart cars has also led to the rapid development of the electronic information industry. The upstream of the industry involves components such as main control AI chips, communication & positioning chips and modules, and the middle reaches of terminal hardware, software development, and automobile manufacturing. The downstream includes Services such as TSP, content and communication operations. In accordance with the sequential development of the industrial chain of “vehicle terminal-drive test unit-platform-application”, the “penetration rate” of vehicles and networks will be driven in turn to promote the commercial implementation of the Internet of Vehicles. Based on this, CITE2021 will have 15,000 square meters to showcase the core technologies of the upstream and downstream industries such as smart driving, smart transportation, smart connectivity and new energy vehicles. It will invite SAIC, Dongfeng Nissan, Horizon, Dahua, Haikang and other For information, Zhongtian Anchi, Ruiwei Technology, Kaiyi Technology, Wanla Technology, Zhangrui Electronics, Star Crown, Qingyan Microvision, Ruiming, Yijiawen, Tongtianxing, Shouhang Electronics and other smart car fields Enterprises will showcase the latest technologies and products at the Electronic Information Industry Expo.
5G commercial launches, the Internet of Vehicles changes lifestyles
The issuance of 5G licenses has accelerated the pace of 5G commercial use. As one of the most mature and clear application scenarios in the 5G industry, the Internet of Vehicles has become a model that has attracted much attention. Regardless of whether it can become the “killer application” of 5G, on CITE2021, we can see the layout of major telecom operators, Internet giants and communication manufacturers in the field of Internet of Vehicles.
2020 is the year of global smart car explosion. Tesla is launching the final sprint for its annual sales target of 500,000 units. This is a sales volume that has never been reached by any new energy car company in history. The market value of over 800 billion US dollars has also become a new height in the industry. For China’s electronic information industry, it is an opportunity but also a challenge. Therefore, while the organizer combines 5G, artificial intelligence, chips, sensors, OEMs, Beidou navigation and other electronic information industries to create an exhibition area for intelligent driving and unmanned systems, it will also cultivate a number of new customers that continue to rise. In addition to the smart driving industry sector that has received much attention, in order to increase the gold content, the organizers also created supporting activities such as the 2021 China Internet of Vehicles Conference and the 16th China Satellite Navigation Operators Conference.
With the development of technologies such as autonomous driving and Internet of Vehicles, smart cars will greatly change the travel and lifestyle of users in the future. Intelligentization will eventually change the definition of cars. After fully autonomous driving becomes a reality, smart cars will become mobile smart spaces and scene ecological service experience terminals, and become a new carrier for work, life, and entertainment. With the blessing of AI algorithms, smart cars in the future will have supercomputing capabilities that can implement various complex calculations.
“Made in China 2025” clearly puts forward the strategic goals for the development of new energy vehicles and smart car industries. By 2025, the annual sales volume of new energy vehicles synchronized with the international advanced level will be 3 million, accounting for more than 80% of the domestic market, and vehicles will be gradually realized. Informatization and intelligence, to realize the regional pilot of intelligent networked vehicles. According to data from Baidu’s “China Urban Transport Report 2020”, as of the end of December 2020, the number of autonomous driving road test licenses nationwide were 125 in Shanghai, 87 in Beijing, 55 in Changsha, 43 in Guangzhou, 30 in Cangzhou, 23 in Wuhan, There are 22 tickets in Chongqing, 19 tickets in Hefei, and 5 tickets in Nanjing. At present, 12 provinces and cities including Beijing, Guangzhou, Changsha, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, Cangzhou, Yinchuan, Dalian, Hainan, Hefei and Yangquan have opened manned tests. As of the end of December 2020, the domestic open test road mileage has exceeded 3,000 kilometers, of which the automatic driving test road mileage in Beijing, Shanghai, and Cangzhou reached 699 kilometers, 530 kilometers and 229 kilometers, ranking among the top three in the country. In addition, as of the end of December 2020, a total of 9 national autonomous driving/smart connected car demonstration zones (National Smart Cars and Smart Transportation (Beijing-Hebei) Demonstration Zone, National Intelligent Networking) have been approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and jointly built with provinces and cities. Automobile Application (North) Demonstration Zone, National Intelligent Connected Vehicle (Wuhan) Test Demonstration Zone, Sino-German Cooperation Chengdu Intelligent Connected Vehicle Demonstration Base, Chongqing Intelligent Vehicle and Intelligent Transportation Application Demonstration Zone, National Intelligent Connected Vehicle (Changsha) Test District, Wuxi National Intelligent Transportation Comprehensive Test Base, National Intelligent Networking (Shanghai) Pilot Demonstration Zone, Zhejiang 5G Internet of Vehicles Application Demonstration Zone), 4 Internet of Vehicles pilot areas (Tianjin (Xiqing) National Internet of Vehicles Pilot Area, National Jiangsu (Wuxi) Internet of Vehicles Pilot Area, Chongqing (Liangjiang New District) National Internet of Vehicles Pilot Area, Hunan (Changsha) National Internet of Vehicles Pilot Area); The Ministry of Transport organized and awarded 7 closed test sites for Autopilot test base.
The implementation of high-level autonomous driving involves many factors, such as the maturity of core component technologies and cost issues. At the same time, sufficient policies and regulations, technical standards, scene division, supervision and management, and infrastructure transformation are required. However, the loading rate of assisted autonomous driving functions is rapidly increasing. To lay a solid foundation for the realization of L2/L3 and higher autonomous driving and convenient travel. my country has determined the basic route for the coordinated development of vehicles and roads. With the advancement of new infrastructure, the roadside infrastructure of vehicle-road coordination will develop rapidly. Also with the introduction and implementation of classification standards, auto companies with L3 mass production capabilities have also released new strategic plans. In the field of scenario applications, the “New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035)” proposes to “support urban unmanned logistics and distribution, municipal sanitation, rapid transit system (BRT), and automatic valet parking with intelligent networked vehicles as the carrier. And demonstration applications in specific scenarios”.
This means that autonomous driving in limited scenarios may usher in rapid development. The industry generally believes that automatic driving of commercial vehicles will be realized earlier than passenger cars. The 2020 epidemic will prosper unmanned logistics and distribution. Trunk logistics and specific closed scenarios have also become the first commercialization scenarios for automatic driving. In the field of passenger transportation, the “Intelligent Connected Vehicle Technology Roadmap 2.0” shows that by 2025, the L3 autonomous driving technology for limited-scenario buses will be commercialized and the L4-level shuttle bus will be used for commercial applications. Private passenger cars are the most difficult to land with autonomous driving, and scenarios such as automatic parking and highway assisted driving will be the first to land. For example, Xiaopeng Motors said that since 2020, the coverage rate of its users’ automatic parking scenes has reached 85%. SAIC Motor’s newly launched Zhiji Auto plans to develop the valet parking function in Shanghai’s core supermarkets in 2021, subject to regulations permitting, and to implement a zero-takeover autonomous driving experience in first-tier cities in 2022.
Today is an era led by innovation-driven, artificial intelligence, big data, interconnection of everything, and digital intelligence. The demand for electronic information integration is becoming stronger. CITE2021 (The 9th China Electronic Information Expo April 9-11, 2021) In order to adapt to this trend, it will focus on displaying the panoramic progress of the electronic information industry chain including smart driving car technology. The 9th China Electronic Information Expo will be held as scheduled at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from April 9 to 11, 2021. It will focus on exhibits including smart homes, smart terminals, artificial intelligence, robotics, integrated circuits, ultra-high-definition displays, big data storage, smart connected cars, smart manufacturing, 5G and the Internet of Things, e-sports, etc., which represent the future development of the electronic information industry. core content. Through the CITE theme pavilion, ultra-high-definition Display pavilion, intelligent manufacturing and 3D printing pavilion, cutting-edge technology application pavilion, e-sports pavilion, big data storage pavilion, smart driving car technology and smart technology pavilion, and electronic components pavilion ( Hall 7 is: 5G and Internet of Things Technology Hall; Hall 8 is: Intelligent Driving Cars and Technology Hall) 20 professional exhibition areas, fully displaying the latest development achievements and trends of the electronic information industry in the intelligent era, and creating a first-class internationalization Display platform in the field of electronic information.