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Guide

  • Geely Borui Guofeng Edition is officially listed, priced at 143,800 yuan
  • Audi A8 may launch "Horch Edition" models with ultra-long wheelbase
  • Volkswagen officially confirmed the production ID.X
  • The ideal car responds to the AEB function that cannot stop pedestrians
  • The Passenger Association Announces August New Energy Vehicle Sales Data
  • Mobileye will launch a self-driving taxi next year, based on Weilai ES8
  • Huawei debuts at the Munich Auto Show, exhibiting an augmented reality head-up display solution
  • Toyota spends $13.5 billion to develop electric vehicle batteries
  • Ford poached former Apple executives
  • Honda General Motors intends to form an EV alliance, sharing more than 50% of parts
  • The Japanese government will promote the L4 autonomous driving project
  • Recyclable and traceable: GreenConcept environmentally friendly tires
  • The old driver said: Volkswagen CEO praises Musk for changing the world

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Geely Borui Guofeng Edition is officially listed, priced at 143,800 yuan

Today, the Geely Borui Guofeng Edition is officially listed, and the official price is 143,800 yuan.

The new car has upgraded the appearance, interior and configuration on the basis of the pilot version, which highlights the youthful sports style.

In appearance, in addition to the new two-tone body and black body trims everywhere, the car is also equipped with 18-inch blackened wheels.

The interior of the new car is upgraded to red and black, and the red leather seats, door trims and central armrests are more stylish. It is worth mentioning that the car is also equipped with practical configurations such as 360° panoramic image and electric folding of the exterior rearview mirror.

In terms of power, the Borui Guofeng version is equipped with a third-generation 1.8TD turbocharged engine with 181 horsepower and 300N·m of torque. (via Sina Auto)

Ever since Peter Hobury, the former chief design director of Ford, came to Geely, Geely's appearance has been getting better and better.

Audi A8 may launch "Horch Edition" models with ultra-long wheelbase

Recently, media reported that the mid-term facelifted Audi A8 will be officially unveiled at this year's Guangzhou Auto Show. It is worth noting that the facelifted A8 may launch a "Horch Edition" model with a long wheelbase.

"Horch" is a part of Audi's "Four Rings" and was also a famous luxury car brand before joining the Audi Alliance.

Combined with the previously exposed spy photos, the new Audi A8 will incorporate new family-style design elements, including the front bumper, headlights, side skirts and rear bumper and other appearance details will be upgraded. (Via Fast Technology)

Audi wants to shake the status of the Maybach S-class, it is not enough to extend the wheelbase.

Volkswagen officially confirmed the production of ID.3 GTX models

In the previous Chengdu Auto Show, ID.3, known as the "Golf in the Electric Age", was also unveiled at the auto show. Now, its performance version is also coming.

This ID.X is equipped with exclusive combat gray and fluorescent green paint, with large-size lightweight wheels, the combat style of the vehicle is obvious.

According to news, the total power of the car is 245kW, which is 95kW higher than ID.3, the weight is 200kg lighter than ID.3, and the acceleration from 100 kilometers is 5.3 seconds.

It is worth mentioning that Volkswagen CEO Ralph Brandstadt also revealed that there will be an "R" version of ID.3, which is expected to be launched in 2024. (Via Netcom)

Although it is much faster than the Golf GTI, there should be a lot of room for improvement in this 5.3 seconds.

New forces in car-making

The ideal car responds to the AEB function that cannot stop pedestrians

Recently, Zhihu Automobile’s dismantling laboratory tested the assisted driving function and automatic emergency braking function (AEB) of the 2021 Ideal ONE.

The test results show that the AEB function of the 2021 Ideal ONE turns a blind eye to the test dummy and cannot effectively stop in front of pedestrians. The effective range of its assisted driving capability is lower than the official communication standard.

In response, the ideal party replied that this is indeed the current real situation of Ideal ONE, and NOA (ideal car's assisted driving system) needs to be further tested before it can be pushed to users. It is currently planned to be internally tested at the end of October. (Via Red Star News)

▲Picture from: Zhihu Automobile

Manufacturers are obliged to inform users of technical limitations, scenarios, and risks.

The Passenger Association Announces August New Energy Vehicle Sales Data

According to the latest retail sales statistics of the Automobile Market Research Branch of the China Automobile Dealers Association (Transportation Association), the retail sales of the passenger car market reached 1.453 million in August 2021, a year-on-year decrease of 14.7%, and the overall growth rate was weak.

Among them, the retail sales of new energy passenger vehicles in August reached 249,000, a year-on-year increase of 167.5% and a month-on-month increase of 12.0%. From January to August, the retail sales of new energy vehicles were 1.479 million, a year-on-year increase of 202.1%.

Specific to various car companies, the companies with wholesale sales exceeding 10,000 vehicles include:

  • BYD 60858 vehicles;
  • 44264 Tesla China;
  • 43783 SAIC-GM-Wuling vehicles;
  • 16,998 SAIC passenger cars;
  • GAC E'an 11613 vehicles;

On the whole, the trend of new energy vehicles and traditional fuel vehicles has formed a strongly differentiated feature, realizing the substitution effect on the fuel vehicle market. (Via Easy Car)

The pace of the market's transition to new energy is slowly accelerating.

Mobileye will launch a self-driving taxi next year, based on Weilai ES8

During the IAA Munich Auto Show flag, Intel’s Mobileye released a six-seater self-driving car that supports L4 level self-driving.

At the same time, Mobileye announced that it will begin commercial operations of Robotaxi in Tel Aviv and Munich in 2022.

This self-driving car is based on Weilai ES8 and uses a multi-sensor fusion scheme. It is equipped with 7 long-range cameras, 4 short-range parking cameras, 6 short-range lidars, and 3 long-range lidars.

In this cooperation, NIO will be responsible for the development, integration and mass production of autonomous driving systems.

Huawei debuts at the Munich Auto Show, exhibiting an augmented reality head-up display solution

Since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, the Munich Auto Show, the first major international auto show in Europe, officially opened yesterday. At the same time, this is also the first time that Huawei has appeared at the show as a supplier of smart auto parts.

In the Huawei exhibition area, you can see Huawei exhibited the latest AR-HUD augmented reality head-up display solution.

This AR-HUD can not only display vehicle information, but also data about the surrounding environment, such as AR navigation, pedestrian warning, obstacle warning and other key information, which is used to improve driving safety.

The current head-up display is still too small, and the information displayed is not rich enough (BMW came out to be beaten).

The crossroads of “oil and electricity''

Toyota spends $13.5 billion to develop electric vehicle batteries

Reuters reported that Toyota said yesterday that it expects to invest more than $13.5 billion in the development of batteries and their battery supply systems by 2030.

At the same time, the company also intends to reduce battery costs by more than 30% by improving battery materials and battery structure.

Its chief technology officer Masahiko Maeda said that they are currently working on solid-state batteries, which have higher energy density, faster charging speeds, and are less likely to catch fire.

However, he also mentioned that the service life of solid-state batteries is very short, and Toyota is still working hard to solve this problem.

Prius may be the first to carry solid-state batteries.

Ford poached a former Apple executive

Ford announced that it has hired Doug Field, an executive who has served at Tesla and Apple, who will serve as chief advanced technology and built-in systems officer.

Field previously led the development of the Tesla Model 3, and then joined Apple as its vice president of special projects.

Field said that he decided to join Ford mainly because after talking to its executives, he realized a "strong desire" to reshape the auto industry, especially through connected cars.

Ford CEO Jim Farley called the appointment a "watershed moment." (Via CNBC)

The core members of the Apple car project were poached one by one.

Honda General Motors intends to form an EV alliance, sharing more than 50% of parts

According to foreign media reports, Honda is expected to form an alliance with GM and will launch its electric vehicles in the US market, and the parts sharing rate will exceed 50%.

Currently, Honda is developing the e:Architecture platform for medium-sized electric vehicles, which is expected to be launched in North America before 2030. The platform will be shared with GM, but at the same time, GM will also share its research and development information on large electric vehicles.

Both parties will standardize key components such as motors, batteries, inverters, etc. by sharing an electric vehicle manufacturing platform. This kind of cooperation can save a lot of costs for both parties. (Via Finance Association)

▲Picture from: Reuters

This is the latest move by auto companies that are forced to save themselves due to the epidemic and poor supply chains.

Tomorrow sunrise

The Japanese government will promote the L4 autonomous driving project

Japan officially launched a brand new autonomous driving project today-"Road to the L4".

The project aims to popularize advanced transportation services, including L4 autonomous driving. Japan plans to expand the use of autonomous vehicles in more than 40 regions across the country by 2025.

In the 2021 fiscal year, the Japanese government allocated about 6 billion yen (about 350 million yuan) of special funds for the development of autonomous driving services, including the "Road to the L4" project.

The aging population is one of the important reasons why Japan is accelerating the development of autonomous driving. Many elderly car owners will not be able to drive their vehicles. According to the Japanese National Police Agency, nearly 300,000 people aged 75 or over returned their driver's license to the government last year. (Via Gasgoo)

▲Picture from: HelpGuide

For those elderly living in remote areas, a self-driving car can solve their travel problems for them.

Recyclable and traceable: GreenConcept environmentally friendly tires

At this week's IAA Munich Motor Show, the German Continental Group showcased a concept product called Conti GreenConcept.

Continental said that under its ordinary appearance, this tire is equipped with many future-oriented new technologies, and it is expected to come into reality in the next 8-10 years.

It is reported that this tire is composed of 35% renewable materials and 17% recycled materials, and discards the silicate process required in the traditional tire manufacturing process, and replaces it with silicate extracted from grain waste.

In addition, the tire uses natural rubber produced from dandelion roots, and the sidewall of the tire uses polyester thread extracted from recycled plastic bottles.

In addition to environmental protection, with the support of new materials, the tire is about 40% lighter than ordinary rubber tires of the same specification. (Via cnBeta)

The unsprung quality is reduced, and the vehicle's handling and energy consumption performance will also become better.

The old driver said: Volkswagen CEO praises Musk for changing the world

This week, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess said in an interview that he believes he "has no similarities" with Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

I think he is a very smart person. He is really different. He is using his adventure to change the world.

Diss appreciated Musk's long-term vision, but admitted that the two of them are fundamentally different.

We are very different. He is very focused on Tesla, focused on his story. And I run a large traditional company, and we try to prepare for the future.

In addition, Diss also revealed in the interview that internal combustion engine vehicles will still occupy a place in Volkswagen’s strategy, because internal combustion engines are still needed in some parts of the world.

For example, we do not want to withdraw from Latin America, where electric vehicles may not be the solution to climate change.

Regarding Musk's hiring of him as Tesla's CEO, Diss smiled. In April this year, it was reported that Diss had received a letter of appointment from Tesla. (Via Sina Finance)

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