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Thundersoft, GAC Intelligent Vehicle joint R&D
- April 2, 2020
Chinese IoT and automotive OS provider ThunderSoft has established a joint innovation centre with car maker Guangzhou Automobile Group Co (GAC). The new centre will focus on development of an Intelligent Connected Vehicle (ICV) platform.
The new centre brings together Thundersoft with GAC R&D Center, the research hub of GAC Group. The GAC R&D Center has develop four ICV systems: autopilot, intelligent connectivity, cloud platform, and big data. These are based on GAC’s self-developed in-car intelligent-connected ecosystem ADiGO.
ThunderSoft focuses on intelligent operating system, Kanzi UI engine and design ecosystem, AutoCDK intelligent vision, smart vehicle cockpit solutions and AI technology. The company also has full stack capabilities from chips, OS up to the cloud.
The two companies will carry out joint research and development aimed at ICV functions such as in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system, smart vehicle cockpit solutions, AI, intelligent vision, security technology.
Since 2016, the two companies have been working on the ICV infotainment system and ecosystem, widely applied in GAC GS4, GS8, Aion S and other main models. The system supports OTA (Over-the-air programming), audio interaction, online/offline navigation and integrated IoV (Internet of Vehicle) services.
“Software-defined vehicle is the future and the cooperation and innovation from different areas has gradually become a new normal in the automotive industry,” said WANG Qiujing, president of GAC R&D Center. “ThunderSoft is centred on intelligent operating system, focusing on the establishment of ICV platform and empowering the digital revolution within the global automotive industry. This is highly compatible with GAC R&D Center’s open innovation and development needs. I hope we can jointly build a new industrial ecosystem in the new round of Automotive industry revolution.”
“Driven by autopilot, AI, 5G and other technologies, the core technology of automotive industry and its industrial foundation are experiencing all-round reformation. GAC R&D Center is the leader of innovation within the industry. We are honoured to cooperate with GAC R&D Center to create top ICV platform and empower the development of intelligent vehicle,” said ZHAO Hongfei, CEO of ThunderSoft.