Conducts public road tests in US with California Autonomous Vehicle Driving Permit
Global automaker Chery was recently named as part of China’s General Office of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s “New-generation AI Innovation Key Task Undertaker List.” Chery’s “Communication System Applied in Aided Driving or Autonomous Driving Vehicles” artificial intelligence (AI) technology was on the list.
MIIT started to recruit undertakers of AI innovation key tasks in December 2019 for the purpose of recruiting and selecting a number of innovators with core technologies and strong innovation capacity, breaking the bottleneck of AI development, accelerating the deep integration of China’s AI industry with the country’s real economy, and promoting innovation development. Being selected into the list means Chery will play a significant role in its home country’s new-generation AI innovation as a major innovator.
As one of the enterprises that deployed operations in the area of intelligent driving earliest in China, Chery teamed up with the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010 to establish an autonomous driving vehicle technology platform. In 2018, to fully embrace intelligentization, Chery launched an intelligent strategic brand, Chery Lion. The platform includes five business sectors (Chery Lion Intelligent Driving, Chery Lion, Chery Lion Intelligent Win, Chery Lion Intelligent Manufacturing, and Chery Lion Intelligent Travel). It covers Chery’s full life cycle from R&D to manufacturing, marketing and service. Chery Lion focusing on ICV and Chery Lion Intelligent Driving focusing on autonomous driving are the two core business sectors.
In technology reserves, Chery has worked with Baidu Apollo to launch an autonomous driving technology platform. In 2019, Chery kicked off public road tests in North America as the world’s 65th holder of California’s Autonomous Vehicle Driving Permit. On the basis of putting L2 autonomous driving vehicles into mass production, Chery is expected to achieve L3 conditional autonomous driving by 2020 and L4 highly autonomous driving by 2025.
Chery first concluded the “Cooperative Agreement on 5G Application in Autonomous Driving” with China Telecom in 2019. Under the agreement, the two sides will jointly build a 5G Autonomous Driving Demonstration Park and a united 5G intelligent vehicle laboratory, and jointly promote 5G application in the development, testing and demonstrative operations of Chery’s autonomous driving technologies. To date 5G has been fully accessible in the 5G autonomous driving park.
Selecting Chery into MIIT’s “New-generation AI Innovation Key Task Undertaker List” shows the recognition of Chery’s AI achievements and the expectation for Chery’s future development. In the future, Chery will continue to push forward vehicle intelligentization, deepen operations in the AI area, follow China’s national AI strategy and advance the global commercialization of intelligent vehicles.
In the Philippines, Chery Auto Philippines distributor United Asia Auto Group Inc. (UAAGI) announced the launch of its own locally developed app.
Dubbed Chery Auto PH App, the new app is available for download on the Google Play Store for Android smartphones, with an iOS version for iPhones to follow soon.
The Chery Auto PH app will function as a digital showroom where customers can check out Chery’s vehicle models and their specs, see the list of all Chery dealerships nationwide, request and schedule a test drive, book an appointment for car maintenance and repair, order spare parts, inquire about specific Chery models, and request for a quotation for the Chery model they are interested in.
The Chery Auto PH App also has a rewards program where users earn points for using the app to purchase a vehicle, refer a friend and schedule a service.
Chery Auto Philippines currently markets four crossover models: the subcompact Tiggo 2 and Tiggo 5X, the compact Tiggo 7, and the midsize 7-seater Tiggo 8. All have 1.5-liter DOHC 16-valve EFI VVT Euro 5-compliant engines (turbocharged for the Tiggo 7 and Tiggo 8) and have automatic transmissions on all models (MT available on the Tiggo 2 and Tiggo 5X).
Prices range from P695,000 for the Tiggo 2 to P1,280,000 for the Tiggo 8, with zero down payment and low monthly promos available as a limited time offer (subject to bank approval).
All Chery models come with an industry-leading 10-year/1 million-km engine warranty, a 5-year general warranty, and a free full preventive maintenance service (PMS) for 3 years!
Follow Chery Auto Philippines on social media: Chery Auto Philippines (Facebook) and @cheryautophilippines (Instagram) for more updates. You may also call the 24/7 Chery Auto Philippines hotline at (0917) 552 4379 or email [email protected] for more inquiries.