SAIC Motor is the largest of the Big Four Chinese state owned car manufacturers (SAIC, FAW, Dongfeng, and Changan Automobile). In China, the automaker is extremely successful, selling 5.37 million vehicles in 2021. That is 8% of global car sales for that year, or double Ford’s total sales.
Today, OPPO and SAIC are collaborating to create a new experience for car owners in which a smart car, with the assistance of a smartphone, can improve drivers lives by communicating with the largest IoT platforms and making good use of electronic architectures and software platforms.
The two parties also agreed to establish a joint laboratory to promote research and development of related technologies and products.
Zu Sijie, SAIC’s vice president and chief engineer, commented on the developments saying, “The ‘ecological domain’ is in line with the trend of integration of IoT terminals such as intelligent vehicles and smartphones, which will help create a new user experience.”
The “ecological domain” service will be able to run on any screen size and promises to provide consistent experience across multiple platforms.