- Buick Encore Plus adds 652T four-wheel drive model
- The price is 129,800 to 182,800, and the 2021 geometry C will be on the market
- FAW Bestune 2022 T99 officially launched, starting at RMB 134,900
- Xiaopeng Motors Zhaoqing Phase II Project will have an annual production capacity of 200,000
- Tesla's Shanghai plant recruits a large number of public relations and liaison staff
- Baidu releases "automobile robot" to support L5 autonomous driving
- Affected by the lack of core, FAW-Volkswagen Audi may discontinue production of some models
- Audi launches e-tron S to compete with Tesla
- Subaru will increase investment in electrification research and development
- Haima Motor completes the development of its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
- Strengthen supervision, OTA upgrades of auto companies must be filed with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
- The old driver said: Li wants to talk about autonomous driving marketing
New Car Information Bureau
On the date, the new Buick Enkewei Plus model was officially launched. The new model is called the 652T five-seater four-wheel drive luxury model and is priced at RMB 263,900.
As a new model, the exterior design of the new car is consistent with the current model. The front face is more refined with the blessing of many chrome-plated materials.
Entering the car, the new car will continue to use the familiar center console design, and will have quite a wealth of technology configurations, such as CarLife, wireless CarPlay, streaming media rearview mirrors, etc., a lot.
In addition, the rear seats of the new car can also be folded down in a 2/3 ratio, and the space performance is more flexible.
In terms of power, the new car will be equipped with a 2.0T engine. At the same time, the 48V light hybrid system will not be absent. The maximum power of the engine is 237 horsepower.
The five-seater model also has a four-wheel drive.
Yesterday, the 2021 Geometry C was officially launched. The new car has five configurations, with a price range of 129,800 to 282,800. There are two models with battery life, 400km and 550km respectively.
The appearance of the new car is the same as that of the models on sale. Its front face adopts a "wind-driving down pressure" design, and the front surround is equipped with an active aerodynamic package, which can automatically adjust the opening and closing angle to reduce wind resistance and increase battery life.
The main difference between the new car and the cash is the configuration.
21 models have added RPA parking, which can realize remote parking in and out. In addition, BOSE audio and Ajiamis 360° sound effects have been added. (Via new trip)
The new model adds a brown interior, which looks more textured.
Also yesterday, FAW Bestune 2022 T99 was officially launched, priced at RMB 134,900 to RMB 186,900, and a total of nine models were launched.
Overall, the new Pentium T99 has not changed much.
In appearance, the overall lines of the new car are as long as ever, and a large number of horizontal lines increase the visual width of the new car.
At the same time, the rear of the car maintains the design of the through-type taillights, with the vertical light strips on both sides, which is very domineering.
In the interior, it is mainly the upgrade of the configuration, with the addition of functions such as mobile phone interconnection, driver seat memory, seat ventilation, comfortable entry, and automatic downturn of the exterior rearview mirror when reversing.
In terms of power, the new car will continue to use the current power system: a 2.0T turbocharged engine with a maximum power of 224 horsepower and a peak torque of 340 N·m. (Via Sina Auto)
How should I say, it looks good and can play.
New forces in car-making
The second phase of Xiaopeng Automobile's project was officially signed and started in Zhaoqing High-tech Zone today. After the project is put into production, the designed annual production capacity of the Zhaoqing Intelligent Manufacturing Base is expected to increase from 100,000 to 200,000.
Xia Heng, co-founder of Xiaopeng Motors, said at the ceremony:
Xiaopeng Automobile's Zhaoqing Intelligent Manufacturing Base will be constructed at the end of 2017 and put into production in May 2020. From the very beginning, the output of only one or two hundred units a month, gradually climbed to hundreds of thousands of units, and then this month our single-day production capacity reached the highest 500-700 units.
Sales are coming up, and production capacity has to keep up.
According to information released by Tesla's WeChat public account "Tesla Recruitment", the company is offering positions in external affairs and public relations in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Nanjing.
At the same time, Tesla also released positions such as antitrust lawyers and data privacy protection lawyers, and the work location is Shanghai Lingang.
Tesla has encountered a series of setbacks in the Chinese market this year. In April of this year, a female car owner defended her rights at the Shanghai Auto Show, which aroused widespread concern; the same tricky thing is that the relevant regulatory authorities have also increased their supervision of Tesla. (Via Reuters)
Friends in need can change their resumes. If you get an offer, remember to report it.
Baidu releases "automobile robot" to support L5 autonomous driving
Today, Baidu and CCTV News jointly organized the "Baidu World Conference 2021" and released Baidu's "Auto Robot" at the conference.
Baidu CEO Robin Li said:
We believe that the car in the future will become a "automobile robot", and the shape of the future "robot" will be very similar to a car. Auto robots have these characteristics, namely, autonomous driving, intelligent assistants, loyal companionship and self-learning.
According to reports, this car robot can serve people with triple capabilities:
- Possesses L5 autonomous driving capability;
- Possess multi-mode interaction capabilities such as voice and face recognition;
- Possesses self-learning and continuous upgrading ability.
If there is an optional steering wheel, I have to choose it.
The crossroads of “oil and electricity''
Affected by the lack of core, FAW-Volkswagen Audi may discontinue production of some models
According to Sina Auto News, a notice sent to dealers from FAW-Volkswagen on the Internet showed:
Starting on August 12, the B9 (Audi A4L) product line will be discontinued. From August 13, the Q5L PA product line began to be discontinued. Starting on August 25, the C8 (Audi A6L) product line has been discontinued.
The reason for the discontinuation was that the three models lacked the following modules: engine ECU control module; system interaction module; GPS positioning module.
A person familiar with the matter told Dong Chejun that the chip production capacity of these module components should be affected by the Malaysian epidemic.
At present, the automotive industry is generally affected by the shortage of chips, and this impact will continue to deepen.
Remember that last month Audi's car keys also suffered from insufficient production capacity.
Since its launch, the driving experience brought by the Audi e-tron has been unsatisfactory.
In order to reverse this situation, Audi plans to launch the e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback, and plans to land in the US market this fall to compete with Tesla.
As a high-performance version, e-tron S incorporates more dynamic elements in its appearance, such as the addition of S logo, blackened front grille, orange calipers, etc.
The design of the coupe version of the e-tron S Sportback is more fashionable, with a slippery back shape and a light gray grille that is more agile.
Of course, the power aspect is the focus of improvement. Both new cars use a three-motor layout. Audi said that they have 496 horsepower and a 100% performance of 4.3 seconds, which is a full second faster than the e-tron.
However, the weakness of e-tron is only battery life (manual dog head).
According to foreign media reports, Subaru will spend US$272.2 million to build a seven-story R&D center in its domestic production center in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo.
The center is equipped with more powerful 3D printing and virtual reality technologies and is expected to be put into use in the spring of 2024
Subaru's goal is to create a research and development center that can meet the needs of new technologies such as electrification, software and communications, in order to speed up the product development process.
Subaru plans that by 2030, 40% of its global sales will come from electric vehicles.
In order to accomplish this goal, in addition to relying on its new research center, it may also need Toyota's help——
The Solterra, the first electric crossover jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota, will be launched in the United States in the middle of next year. (via new trip)
When will the electric WRX STI come?
Haima Automobile stated on the interactive platform yesterday that Haima Automobile has now completed the development of its first prototype hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and is expected to demonstrate operation by 2025.
It is understood that the prototype car uses safer hydrogen storage technology, a more efficient electric drive system, and a longer-life catalyst.
Haima Motor previously cooperated with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation to jointly build the first integrated water hydrogen production and high-pressure hydrogenation station in Hainan Province, which is planned to be completed and put into operation before October. (Via IT House)
In fact, whether there is a future for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is not necessarily related to the quality of the product.
Strengthen supervision, OTA upgrades of auto companies must be filed with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
recently. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the "Opinions on Strengthening the Management of Intelligent Connected Automobile Manufacturers and Product Access" (hereinafter referred to as the "Opinions").
The "Opinions" require car companies to strengthen car data security and network security, but in addition, smart car system upgrades and autonomous driving functions are also the focus of future supervision.
The opinions of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology show that when automakers produce models with OTA capabilities, they should build management capabilities that are compatible with auto products and upgrades.
Before carrying out online upgrades, car companies should ensure that their cars meet the requirements of laws, regulations, technical standards, and specifications, and file a record with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. (Via Daily Business News)
In addition, the opinion draft also stated that car companies should clarify the responsibilities of drivers in autonomous driving.
On August 12, when Lin Wenqin, founder of Shangshan Rushui Investment Management Company, drove his Weilai ES8 vehicle on the highway, he enabled the autopilot function (NOP pilot status) and died in a traffic accident on the Hanjiang section of Shenhai Expressway.
On the evening of August 16, Li Xiang, founder and CEO of Ideal Motors, posted an article in Moments, calling on domestic media and industries to unify the Chinese terms of domestic autonomous driving at this stage.
In addition, he also suggested to avoid misunderstandings caused by exaggerated publicity:
Restraint in promotion and investment in technology will benefit users, industries, and enterprises in the long-term.
Soon, Zhou Hongyi, the founder of 360, who was called the "Red Cannon" by the public, also agreed in his circle of friends:
I very much agree that artificial intelligence is not a marketing art. It is not that magical. There are still many ways to go for autonomous driving and unmanned driving. There are many pitfalls to be filled, and you cannot mislead users for marketing.
From the current point of view, many domestic auto companies are marketing their own autonomous driving technology. But after the user's real experience, almost all models have not reached the L3 level of automatic driving specified by the US SAE.
Once consumers listen to the relevant marketing rhetoric and are misled by them, the consequences will be disastrous.
Maximize control expectations, avoid "automatic" and "assisted" appearing in the same state. "Assisted driving" is the responsibility of the person, and the word "automatic" is the responsibility of the car. This is a safety issue. The most stringent thing is the uniform industry standard, simple and clear, and no side-scrolling.
Li Xiang said. (Via interface news)
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