Chinese EV developer BAIC EV announced the establishment of a new R&D center in Detroit, Michigan to obtain core EV technology and build on brand influence for developing international markets. The new R&D center is the company’s second one in the U.S.
Opened January 8 in Detroit, BAIC EV's new R&D center provides an independent research base as well as an integration platform and optimal resources for in-depth development. The center will also work closely with the other centers in Silicon Valley and Aachen, Germany, and integrate quality resources in battery, motor, and vehicle development and design. It will work to develop advanced technologies in motor drives, power electronics and intelligent control, while introducing high-end talents and facilitating the cooperation of automotive R&D in North America.
BAIC EV launched BAIC EV's i-link™ Intelligent & Connected System (U.S. version) at CES 2016, introducing the first Chinese system applying 4G technology to the interaction between telematics and a cloud platform. The i-link system equipped with voice identification technology and a unified ultra-large information board in the cabin. It is also tailored for digitalized green driving information system, wireless charging equipment for mobile phones, and enables drivers to access services like remote inquiry, examination, control and early warning systems. BAIC EV made a major breakthrough in triggering the interaction among various sensing technologies and internet resources to provide a smart solution for users.
"In the future, top electric drive systems are bound to support the intelligent and concrete development of our new control technologies," says Zheng Gang, the general manager of BAIC EV. The Detroit center will also introduce advanced technologies and development to China, as well as bring Chinese EV products to the world with the aid of local resources.