Dongche Daily | Li Bin confirms that NIO will make its own batteries / Geely’s company plans to acquire nearly 80% of Meizu’s equity / Rumor has it that Tesla and Samsung have reached an agreement

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  • The first mass-produced model equipped with the DJI Intelligent Driving System unveiled
  • Tesla, Samsung reach supply deal
  • Pagani Huayra Roadster BC to debut at the Milan Motor Show
  • Li Bin confirmed that Weilai will make its own batteries and get on the car in 2024
  • Geely's company plans to acquire nearly 80% stake in Meizu
  • The recovery of production capacity is accelerated, and the Shanghai automobile industry chain is back on track
  • U.S. car registration data released from January to April
  • Volkswagen to build new battery lab in US
  • Tesla may remove the test threshold for FSD
  • Magna unveils new lighting solution to start production next year
  • Audi to plan second charging center in Zurich
  • F1 Azerbaijan: Ferrari retreats, Red Bull takes the top two
  • macOS Ventura supports gaming wheels and pedals

The first mass-produced model equipped with the DJI Intelligent Driving System unveiled

On June 13, the first mass-produced model equipped with the DJI Intelligent Driving System was officially unveiled, which is the following 2023 KiWi EV.

The 2023 KiWi EV will focus on urban driving and smart parking, relying on DJI's camera technology accumulated on drones.

DJI said that in the process of intelligent driving development, they have established a complete set of simulation testing capabilities to realize the injection of sensor data such as binocular and surround view, and the number of test cases has reached tens of thousands. 1 million kilometers of successful road tests and tens of thousands of smart parking tests.

Judging from the official pictures, the new car is not much different from the current KiWi EV, only the vehicle color matching and wheel design have been changed.

At present, the new car is likely to be equipped with DJI's intelligent driving solution D80/D80+, which can cover the speed range of 0 to 80 km/h and is suitable for scenarios such as urban expressways.

One more reason to choose KiWi EV, Dong Chejun's only concern is its price.

Tesla, Samsung reach supply deal

Samsung Electro-Mechanics, an electronic components subsidiary of Samsung Group, has been awarded a contract worth about 4-5 trillion won (about 3.2-4 billion U.S. dollars) to supply most of Tesla's models, according to the Korea Economic News. New camera mod.

Samsung is offering a 5-megapixel camera module that will display images that are five times clearer than the current 1.2-megapixel camera.

The new cameras will be used in all of Tesla's vehicles over the next few years, including the Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck and Semi, according to people familiar with the matter. It is reported that Samsung will start mass production of the new camera as soon as next month.

I feel like this toothpaste is a little slow.

Pagani Huayra Roadster BC to debut at the Milan Motor Show

Pagani has officially announced that a limited production of 40 Pagani Huayra Roadster BC will be unveiled at the Milan Monza Motor Show (MIMO) from June 16-19.

The Pagani Huayra Roadster BC is the convertible version of the Huayra BC released in 2016, with changes and improvements in both exterior design and dynamic performance.

The front surround of this convertible supercar adopts a through-designed air intake, the shape of the carbon fiber air knives on both sides has also been changed, and the aerodynamic kits such as side skirts and rear diffuser have also been optimized.

For the interior, Pagani Huayra Roadster BC still retains Pagani's consistent mechanical design style. The transmission mechanism under the shift lever is all exposed, and the rough carbon fiber texture and brown leather, wood and Alcantara materials complement each other, showing The unique artistic beauty of the Pagani brand super sports car.

Pagani Huayra Roadster BC continues to be powered by a 6.0L V12 engine from Mercedes-AMG, with a maximum power of 811 horsepower and a peak torque of 1050 Nm, which is a certain improvement compared to the Huayra BC. (Sohu Auto)

Oh, I forgot to mention the price, maybe more than 23 million yuan, small money.

Li Bin confirmed that Weilai will make its own batteries and get on the car in 2024

At the latest quarterly analyst meeting, Li Bin, the founder and CEO of Weilai, made a detailed disclosure of the layout of Weilai's battery field for the first time.

Li Bin said that Weilai has established a battery R&D team of more than 400 people. The research and development fields include battery materials, battery cell and whole package design, battery management system research and development, battery manufacturing and other aspects of the power battery industry.

Its self-developed batteries are expected to be mass-produced in the second half of 2024, and will first be installed on new brand models in the price range of 200,000-300,000 yuan. (Smart car reference)

After self-made batteries, Weilai's battery supply strategy will implement a self-made + external procurement model.

Geely's company plans to acquire nearly 80% stake in Meizu

On the afternoon of June 13, the State Administration for Market Regulation announced that Hubei Xingji Times Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Xingji Times") acquired the equity of Zhuhai Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Meizu Technology").

According to the public information, Xingji Times has signed an agreement with Meizu Technology and the shareholders involved in the transaction, and Xingji Times plans to acquire 79.09% of the shares of Zhuhai Meizu.

Xingji Times was founded by Geely Group in September 2021. The controlling shareholder is Li Shufu, with a shareholding ratio of 57.8452%.

Before this transaction, Huang Xiuzhang and Taobao China held 49.08% and 27.23% of Zhuhai Meizu, respectively, and jointly controlled Zhuhai Meizu.

After the completion of this transaction, Huang Xiuzhang's shareholding in Zhuhai Meizu will be reduced to 9.79%, and Taobao China will withdraw from the shareholding and control of Zhuhai Meizu. The acquirer, Xingji Times, will hold a 79.09% stake in Zhuhai Meizu and gain sole control over Zhuhai Meizu.

Meizu responded to Dong Chehui that the transaction still needs to go through the approval procedures of relevant regulatory agencies, and the details of the transaction are still under negotiation.

What changes will this acquisition bring to Geely's vehicles?

The recovery of production capacity is accelerated, and the Shanghai automobile industry chain is back on track

According to the "Securities Times" report, the Shanghai automobile industry chain, which has recently slowed down due to the impact of the epidemic, is accelerating its return to the right track. At present, OEMs such as Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory and SAIC Passenger Car's Lingang Plant have started a double-shift system, and their production capacity has further climbed.

At present, the capacity utilization rate of Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory has returned to 100%. At the same time, driven by the leading OEMs, the once stagnant automobile industry chain is also "resurrected with blood".

"Not only customers are anxious, but we are also anxious. The entire company is currently in a state of rushing to work," said a person in charge of an auto parts supplier whose factory is located in Shanghai.

Tesla is now not only full of production capacity, but also the work of repairing cars has begun, which is touching.

U.S. car registration data released from January to April

Experian data shows that in the first four months of this year, Tesla was still the brand with the highest number of electric vehicle registrations in the United States.

From January to April this year, Tesla registered 139,338 new electric vehicles in the United States, a year-on-year increase of 52%. Among them, the Model Y became the best-selling electric car in the United States with 64,173 units. The Model 3 came in second with 56,525 registrations, and the Model S came in third with 11,499 registrations.

In the luxury car market, Tesla still has the highest number of registrations, and BMW ranks second with 106,339 registrations, down 6.4% year-on-year, of which only 611 are electric vehicles. Lexus ranked third with 88,672 registrations, down 18% year-on-year.

There will be more electric models coming to the U.S. market soon.

Volkswagen to build new battery lab in US

Volkswagen recently intends to invest $22 million to build a new laboratory in the United States as part of the company's large-scale assembly complex.

The facility covers 32,000 square feet (about 2,972 square meters), and Volkswagen has four similar facilities worldwide. The other three laboratories, one in Braunschweig, Germany, and two in China.

The lab will be responsible for researching and validating Volkswagen's battery packs, which will be used in the ID.4 and other electric vehicles based on the MEB platform. VW said other emerging battery technologies will also be tested and validated here before being used in vehicles.

Wolfgang Demmelbauer-Ebner, chief engineering officer at Volkswagen of America, said in a statement: "With the new Battery Engineering Laboratory as a new hub for battery technology, we can apply data to local The EV market is responding quickly.” (Automotive News)

Volkswagen's North American supply will double this year.

  • Over 150,000 Toyota owners sign petition urging Toyota to speed up electrification
  • Geely will release new energy pickup brand RADAR
  • Audi sold 50,008 domestic cars in May
  • BAIC Blue Valley's total sales in May were only 2,276 vehicles
  • GAC released the May production and sales report, Jeep brand production and sales are 1
  • Electric vehicle registrations in Singapore double from last year to 8.4%
  • Polestar begins delivering electric cars to Hertz

Tesla may remove the test threshold for FSD

So far, Tesla has relied on a "safety score" to screen users for the FSD beta. With the continuous improvement of FSD, the passing standard of "safety score" has also dropped from the original 98 points to 95 points.

But according to Futurism, last week users discovered that Tesla may no longer set a threshold for their FSD beta.

Electric vehicle blogger @Whole Mars Catalog said on Twitter last week that a user got an FSD "without any safety ratings."

At the same time, he pointed out that since the car was a recently purchased used car, it is possible that "the previous owner has registered or something." But even in this case, Tesla's safety score review system clearly has a loophole in its rules.

Currently, Tesla has not responded to this.

Magna unveils new lighting solution to start production next year

Parts supplier Magna has launched Litgate lighting solutions + thermoplastic tailgate. Magna said that this technology can not only improve driving safety, but also improve the recognition of the vehicle.

Not only does the Litgate tailgate provide unique brand recognition, it also offers a variety of features, including:

  • hidden taillights;
  • A lighting system that integrates communication, functionality and decoration;
  • Molded styles are designed with body surface texture;
  • A wide range of color options are available for customers to choose from.

This technology is suitable for thermoplastic materials such as polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyolefin surfaces, and through advanced materials, coatings and processing techniques, it can achieve ideal lighting effects on various exterior panels.

After being rear-ended, the sheet metal master said there was nothing he could do.

Audi to plan second charging center in Zurich

Audi is moving forward with its plans to build charging centers in the city after a successful initial pilot phase in Nuremberg, Audi said in a statement today.

Audi plans to build a second pilot site in Zurich in the second half of the year to further test its compact modular charging center concept. The charging center offers pre-bookable fast charging stations, a lounge and a terrace, with a total area of ​​200 square meters.

Following the opening of the Zurich charging center, Audi also plans to open charging centers in Salzburg and Berlin, and plans to add three more charging centers across Germany in 2023 and 2024. (electrive)

Just build a large "charging center", why don't you come to a small charging station?

F1 Azerbaijan: Ferrari retreats, Red Bull takes the top two

The official race of the 2022 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix ended at the Baku Circuit on the evening of June 12. Red Bull Racing Verstappen finally won the championship from the third starting point, Perez runner-up and Russell runner-up.

Hamilton, Gasly, Vettel, Alonso, Ricciardo, Norris and O'Connell ranked fourth to tenth.

Sainz retired due to mechanical failure, Leclerc's leading power unit failed, and Ferrari both retired; Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu also retired due to mechanical failure in the points area. (Sina Auto)

Ferrari team leader Binotto: Zhou Guanyu's retirement has nothing to do with our components.

macOS Ventura supports gaming wheels and pedals

On June 8, on the Apple developer website, Apple mentioned that macOS Ventura adds support for most accessories such as game steering wheels, game pedals, and game gear levers.

These gaming accessories are mainly used in racing games, such as the Logitech G920 and G29 Gaming Wheel Sets.

By the way, have any of you here ever played sim racing? Divine Ka'Sa? GT racing? What plate did you use?

The author is a bit busy, so I will write the introduction later.

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