SAIC Motor forms tie-up with ZTE for ‘software-defined’ vehicles
2021/08/18   From:Gasgoo

SAIC Motor recently signed a framework agreement with ZTE Corporation, a major global provider of telecommunications and information technologies, for the strategic collaboration on building “software-defined” vehicles, ZTE announced on Monday via its WeChat account.


SAIC Motor, ZTE signing framework agreement

Through the cooperation, the duo will join forces to boost the independent innovation in such fields as automotive basic software technologies, underlying hardware platforms, cloud computing capability, as well all intelligent connectivity, wishing to co-build the “software-defined” vehicle models with a great deal of applications, tailor-made product experience, and considerate services.

Leveraging the profound technical expertise in communications and IoV (Internet of Vehicles) areas, ZTE will offer SAIC Motor its 4G/5G-V2X (vehicle-to-everything) automotive modules and RSU (roadside units), as well as V2X-enabled cloud-controlled platform to jointly expedite the progress for the scale commercialized application of 5G-V2X technologies.

As the largest automaker in China, SAIC Motor has made deployment of software, cloud computing, AI, big data, and cybersecurity businesses. Its software unit, Z-ONE, was founded in July 2020 and launched the SOA (service-oriented architecture) digital platform on April 9 of this year, which allows software developers to code and release car-based applications in an app store, and car owners to download and install them in their vehicles.

ZTE boasts deep technical insight in the fields like operating system, basic software, chip, software architecture, algorithm capability, and intelligent platform. Besides, it has built sound strengths in the technologies and products related to 5G and V2X.