Dongche Daily | Tesla recalls over 127,000 Model 3s / Mercedes-Benz releases EQS SUV preview / Xiaomi car new patent approved

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  • Mercedes-Benz unveils EQS SUV teaser
  • Xpeng G9 flagship SUV confirmed for launch in June
  • Xiaomi's car patent is approved, which can capture images from multiple perspectives
  • Lantu's flagship MPV Dreamer opens for pre-order
  • GAC Trumpchi GS3 POWER launched, starting from 84,800 yuan
  • New Civic Type R prototype breaks Suzuka track record
  • China Insurance Research Institute announces domestic Model Y crash results
  • Tesla recalls over 127,000 Model 3s
  • Xiaokang Group releases March production and sales report
  • The Biden administration meets with U.S. auto industry leaders, this time without ignoring Musk
  • India's Tata to launch new electric car within 2 years
  • Toyota to develop self-driving tech using low-cost cameras
  • Damaged Haas chassis sent for repair, no spares available this week
  • Don't park the shared bicycles, be careful to be blacklisted

Mercedes-Benz unveils EQS SUV teaser

Mercedes-Benz released the first teaser image of the EQS SUV on April 6, and said that the new car will be officially released on the Mercedes Me platform on April 19, US Pacific time.

The EQS SUV is the third production model based on the modular electric architecture after the EQS and EQE.

It can be seen that the EQS SUV also adopts a low wind resistance design similar to the EQS bow body, and an AMG version will also be launched in the future.

As an SUV, we have reason to believe that the EQS SUV will have stronger passability, but don't expect its powerful off-road performance, after all, the pure electric G-class is already on the road.

Xpeng G9 flagship SUV confirmed for launch in June

On April 6, Xiaopeng Motors released the latest news of Xiaopeng G9 on its official public account, announcing that it will be officially released in June, and also revealed the new car's electronic and electrical architecture, automatic driving, audio, voice interaction, car Eight highlights include engine system, perception system, air suspension, and charging capability.

It is reported that this car adopts a brand-new electronic and electrical architecture, and adopts the hardware architecture of central supercomputing + regional control. The intelligence of the vehicle has been comprehensively improved, and the OTA capability of the vehicle has also been upgraded, which can achieve non-inductive upgrades. And the upgrade time can also be shortened to less than 30 minutes.

By the way, the trial car of Xiaopeng G9 has been rolled off the production line. It is positioned as a five-seat large and medium-sized SUV, and there is no 6/7-seat version.

Xiaomi's car patent is approved, which can capture images from multiple perspectives

According to information from the State Intellectual Property Office, on April 5, Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.'s "vehicle" patent was authorized, with the announcement number CN216184878U.

The patent relates to a vehicle including a body and a first camera module. Wherein, the first camera module is installed on the top of the vehicle body and is used for collecting image information of the target direction, and includes at least two first cameras with different viewing angle ranges.

The patent abstract shows that through the above technical solution, the vehicle collects image information in the target direction through at least two first cameras with different field of view angle ranges, which can improve the clarity and accuracy of the image information.

At the end of last month, Mobile China reported that Xiaomi would launch an engineering prototype in the third quarter of this year.

Lantu's flagship MPV Dreamer opens for pre-order

On April 7, Lantu Dreamer officially started to book. The new car is the second model of the Lantu brand. It is positioned as an electric luxury flagship MPV. From 600,000 yuan.

Regarding the Lantu Dreamer, Lu Fang, CEO of Lantu Motors, said, "The Lantu Dreamer will lead MPVs into a new era of electrification, intelligence and low-carbon travel."

At present, the pure electric MPV market is still a blue ocean, and the Dreamer will be a very meaningful strategic model for Lantu.

GAC Trumpchi GS3 POWER launched, starting from 84,800 yuan

On April 7, GAC Trumpchi's 2022 GS3 POWER rolled off the production line at GAC Trumpchi's Hangzhou plant. There are four versions of the car, the starting price is only 84,800 yuan, and the top model is priced at 102,800 yuan.

It can be seen that in order to cater to the preferences of the younger generation of users, GAC Trumpchi has paid great attention to the color matching of the interior and exterior of the new car, and has added a color scheme of "Haoyue Gray Body + Yellow Decorative Parts", which greatly increases the vitality of the vehicle's appearance.

In terms of the intelligent network connection configuration that young people are more concerned about, all new cars are equipped with a 10.25-inch touch screen and CarLife & CarPlay as standard, realizing the full interconnection of mobile devices. At the same time, the intelligent remote assistant Smart Trumpchi T-BOX can also realize functions such as remote control, vehicle anti-theft, and emergency rescue.

In terms of power, the new car is equipped with a 1.5TGDI four-cylinder engine, which is matched with an Aisin 6AT gearbox, with a power data of 124kW and 265N m, and the fuel consumption is only 6.5L/100km.

Do any young friends comment on whether it looks good or not?

New Civic Type R prototype breaks Suzuka track record

Honda recently released more news about the 11th-generation Civic Type R.

According to Honda, a prototype of the next-generation Civic Type R set a new front-drive lap record at Suzuka Circuit — nearly a second faster than the previous-generation Civic Type R Limited Edition.

It is understood that the new record was created on the longest track layout in Suzuka (5.79 kilometers), and the new Type R beat the lighter Civic Type R Limited Edition with a score of 2:23.120.

Unfortunately, Honda did not disclose other information about the new car, but said that the new car will be officially released this summer.

China Insurance Research Institute announces domestic Model Y crash results

On April 6, China Insurance Research Institute announced the crash results of the domestic Model Y models. The model tested this time is the 2021 standard battery life rear-wheel drive version.

In terms of occupant safety, the domestic Model Y achieved "Excellent" in the driver's side frontal 25° offset collision, side collision, roof strength, and seat/headrest items.

In the safety index of pedestrians outside the car, the domestic Model Y also achieved excellent results.

In terms of vehicle auxiliary safety, the domestic Model Y scored 99.5 points (out of 114 points), of which AEB C2C scored 20 points and AEB VRU scored 46 points.

However, in terms of the details of crashworthiness and maintenance economy index, the domestic Model Y has achieved "average" structural crashworthiness, maintainability, "poor" maintenance economy, and "good" maintenance compatibility.

The high cost of repairs is also one of the reasons why Tesla's insurance premiums have skyrocketed recently.

Tesla recalls over 127,000 Model 3s

According to the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation, starting from April 7, 2022, Tesla recalled some imported and domestic Model 3 electric vehicles with a production date between January 11, 2019 and January 25, 2022, a total of 127,785 vehicles. (34,207 imported Model 3 cars and 93,578 domestic Model 3 cars).

There may be slight manufacturing differences in the power semiconductor components of the rear motor inverters of the vehicles within the scope of this recall. Some of the vehicles have been used for a period of time due to the component manufacturing differences, which may cause the rear inverter to fail, causing the inverter to not be able to control the current properly. .

This fault occurs when the vehicle is in a parked state, which will cause the vehicle to fail to start; when this fault occurs when the vehicle is running, it will cause the vehicle to lose its driving power. In extreme cases, it may increase the risk of vehicle collision, posing a potential safety hazard.

Tesla will upgrade the motor control software for the vehicles within the recall scope free of charge through the vehicle remote upgrade (OTA) technology; for the vehicles that cannot be recalled through OTA, it will contact the relevant users through the service center to upgrade the motor control software for the vehicles. The rear motor inverter of the vehicle is closely monitored, and the rear inverter with related faults is replaced free of charge in time to eliminate potential safety hazards.

This time, it can't be solved by OTA.

Xiaokang Group releases March production and sales report

On April 6, Chongqing Xiaokang Industrial Group released the March 2022 production and sales report.

According to the report, Xiaokang Group sold 7,451 new energy vehicles in March, a year-on-year increase of 164.69%. Among them, the sales volume of Celis in March was 3160 units, a year-on-year increase of 1310.71%.

The current main selling model of Celis is AITO M5. Recently, M5 has also started its first OTA internal test. Next, AITO will also release a medium and large SUV, or will be named M7. (new trip)

Huawei's 300,000-vehicle challenge this year may not be completed.

The Biden administration meets with U.S. auto industry leaders, this time without ignoring Musk

On Wednesday, local time, senior officials of the Biden administration held a meeting with key leaders of the U.S. auto industry to discuss issues such as electric vehicles and charging facilities.

Ford Motor CEO Jim Farley (Jim Farley), General Motors CEO Mary Barra (Mary Barra), Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares (Carlos Tavares) all attended the meeting.

It is worth noting that the Biden administration did not ignore Tesla CEO Musk this time, and Musk also participated in the meeting.

Since Biden took office, the Biden administration has been pushing for the development of electric vehicles in the United States, but in related activities, Biden has only invited or publicly praised traditional car companies such as GM and Ford, and Tesla has always been ignored.

It wasn't until February that Biden acknowledged Tesla's leadership in the electric vehicle industry for the first time in a speech, but so far he has not had any meetings with Musk himself. (Sina Finance)

One of the themes of the conference was the creation of a national charging network of 500,000 charging stations for the United States.

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India's Tata to launch new electric car within 2 years

India's Tata Motors announced on Wednesday local time that it plans to launch a newly designed electric vehicle within two years.

According to Tata Motors, the new car will be equipped with a larger battery and have a range of up to 500 kilometers.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi previously said that electric vehicles have become one of the priorities of the Indian government, and the Indian government will provide companies with billions of dollars in incentives to encourage them to produce electric vehicles locally. (NetEase Technology)

Tata Motors is the manufacturer of the best-selling electric vehicles in India, with a share of more than 90% of the Indian electric vehicle market.

Toyota to develop self-driving tech using low-cost cameras

According to Reuters, Woven Planet, a unit of Toyota Motor, has joined Tesla in its attempt to advance self-driving technology without the use of expensive sensors such as lidar.

Woven Planet said they were able to collect data with low-cost cameras and effectively train its self-driving system.

The company believes that the cost of testing self-driving cars with expensive sensors is too high to be tested at scale. "We need a lot of data, and it is not enough to collect a small amount of data from a small batch of very expensive self-driving cars." said Michael Benisch, vice president of engineering at Woven Planet.

Woven Plant claims that using much of the data from the low-cost cameras improves the system's performance to a level similar to when the system was trained exclusively using high-cost sensor data.

Damaged Haas chassis sent for repair, no spares available this week

Mick Schumacher's damaged racing chassis has been transported back to Haas's UK base for repairs, which are expected to be repaired at Imola following a severe crash during qualifying at the Saudi Grand Prix. That means they won't have a spare chassis to use during this weekend's Aussie Grand Prix.

Haas team boss Günther Steiner said that the two drivers need to be careful in this weekend's race, otherwise they may face a situation where only one car can compete.

In addition, Mick Schumacher will use a new gearbox for this weekend's race, while the power unit will continue to use the one used in the Saudi Grand Prix, although the power unit has suffered a lot in the accident. The shock, but Ferrari did not find any problems after inspection.

Mick, who ranked No. 1 in maintenance costs last year, will be No. 1 this year?

Don't park the shared bicycles, be careful to be blacklisted

In order to rectify the phenomenon of random parking of shared bicycles, Beijing has promulgated the provisions of the "Joint Restrictive Convention on Regulating User Parking Behavior in the Internet Rental Bicycle Industry in Beijing" (hereinafter referred to as the "Convention").

According to the "Convention", the Beijing Bicycle Association and operating companies will publicize and remind the list of illegal users. At present, the first batch of 319 people have been included in the "Beijing Area Illegal Parking Joint Restricted Riding List."

Among them, 166 people, accounting for 52%, parked illegally on main roads such as expressways and urban expressways; 145 people, accounting for 145 people, parked 3 times or more in 16 prohibited parking areas in core areas such as Nanchizi and Xihuangcheng Gennan Street. Compared with 45.5%; 8 users, accounting for 2.5%, were taken by enterprises to take risk control measures due to malicious destruction of shared bicycles, private possession of shared bicycles, etc.

From March, users who are included in this list will be announced in early May, and joint restrictions on cycling will be implemented from June.

This phenomenon also exists in some subway stations with high passenger flow in Guangzhou. Does your city have this problem?

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