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BAIC starts connected car and electroc mobility R&D with new centre in Detroit

Published: January 14, 2016 | Detroit, MI

BAIC EV has established a new R&D center in Detroit, Michigan, which will help the company evaluate overseas market demand, obtain core EV technology, build on brand influence, and eventually provide support for their international layout.

Opened January 8 in Detroit, a city known worldwide for automobile manufacturing and home to companies like GM, Ford and Chrysler’s, 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. BAIC EV will strive to reach the core of the automobile and IT industries while working to become a world-class EV brand and maintaining its leading status in China.

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This new R&D center, the second for the company in the United States, followed the debut of BAIC EV’s i-link Intelligent & Connected System (U.S. version), the first Chinese system to apply 4G technology to the interaction between telematics and a cloud platform.

The i-link is the first system in China equipped with voice identification technology, an information recreational system, 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. To revolutionize telematics, which is limited to primary integration with the internet, BAIC EV has made a major breakthrough in triggering the interaction among various sensing technologies and internet resources to provide a smart solution for users.

Source: BAIC

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