FAW, Mobileye partner on autonomous driving

  • October 9, 2023
  • William Payne

Major Chinese car maker FAW and autonomous tech developer Mobileye are partnering on autonomous driving software, hardware and technology. The companies aim to create new products based on Mobileye SuperVision and Mobileye Chauffeur platforms.

The two companies will start working together on FAW Hongqi brand vehicles, bringing the Mobileye SuperVision automated driving assist platform to models of the Hongqi brand. That will be followed closely by work toward integrating the Mobileye Chauffeur “eyes-off, hands-off” driving technology for specified domains into the E701 vehicle.

The Mobileye SuperVision projects are expected to be deployed by end of 2024, with the Mobileye Chauffeur projects targeted for launch by the end of 2025.

Other brands of FAW Group are in line to gradually follow, using Mobileye’s platform solutions. In addition, the parties will conduct discussions on plans to deepen their cooperation.

FAW is one of the pioneers of China’s automotive industry and has been in business for 70 years.

Mobileye SuperVision will be a part of FAW’s advanced driver assistance systems. Upon its integration Mobileye Chauffeur can provide “hands-off, eyes-off” autonomy on specified operational domains, with adaptive eyes-on driving in other settings, using the Mobileye SuperVision cameras paired with a front-facing lidar and Mobileye imaging radar. Both systems will employ Mobileye’s EyeQ6 SoC, RSS-based driving policy, a comprehensive 360-degree camera system, and precision mapping.

“The target of the cooperation between FAW Group and Mobileye, both leaders in their respective fields, is to provide cutting edge ADAS and AV solutions in the Chinese market. This cooperation will deepen the partnership and alliance between the companies. Mobileye’s products will be first equipped on the Hongqi brand, and later expand to the other brands within the FAW Group,” said Mr Qiu Xian Dong, Chairman of BOD and secretary of the CPC FAW Group Committee.

“FAW’s selection of Mobileye for this venture underscores the magnitude of this collaboration,” said Prof Amnon Shashua, President and CEO of Mobileye. “Between the scale and expertise FAW has built over the past seven decades and our world-class technology, this alliance could shape the future of autonomous driving in the region and beyond. Drawing from our extensive experience of delivering our technology to more than 150 million vehicles globally, we see a future where autonomous driving improves transportation safety, convenience and accessibility for millions.”