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2020-06-12 15:10:37

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The government will vigorously promote the construction of new infrastructure in 2020
 
The National Development and Reform Commission made it clear that many policies will be issued in 2020 to promote the construction of new infrastructures, such as 5G, Internet of Things, Internet of Vehicles, industrial Internet, artificial intelligence, and integrated Big data center etc.. It will also formulate the national hydrogen energy industry development strategic program to support the development of new energy vehicles and energy storage industries, and promote the implementation of innovative development strategies for intelligent vehicles.
 
Beijing starts to limit the operating of light trucks in main rural area 
 
On June 2, the Haidian District, Shijingshan District, Mentougou District, Yanqing District, Fangshan District, Changping District, and Chaoyang District of Beijing all issued notices for traffic control measures. The notices stated that local governments would begin to limit the operating of light trucks in these areas.
 
Shanghai will introduce the national stage-VI emission standard for city vehicles and heavy gas fuel vehicles
 
From July 1, the city vehicles sold and registered in Shanghai (including those transferred from other provinces and cities) should meet the requirements of the national stage-VI A emission standard; and the heavy duty gas fuel vehicles sold and registered in Shanghai (including the vehicles transferred from other provinces and cities)should meet the requirements of the national stage-VI b emission standard.
 
Urumqi holds auto exhibitions to encourage trade-in of vehicles 
 
In order to actively promote and expand automobile consumption, Urumqi will hold two automobile exhibitions in the Xinjiang International Convention and Exhibition Center. The first show will be held from June 2 to 7, 2020; the second exhibition will be held on June 13 to 21, 2020. And the trade-in activities will also be conducted at the exhibitions.
 
The operation of China's purchasing manager index in May
 
In May, the China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was 50.6%, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the previous month. Of which, the production index was 53.2%. It was 0.5 percentage point lower than last month and still higher than the critical point. It indicates that manufacturing production continues to improve.
 
NEV Industry
 
National Development and Reform and Ministry of Transport: To give new energy logistics distribution vehicles more operating convenience
 
The National Development and Reform Commission will continue to promote the city' green freight distribution demonstration project and provide more convenience for new energy city logistics vehicles. It also requires the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Commerce, and the Ministry of Public Security to divide their responsibilities. During the gradual reduction of subsidies, the right of way is becoming another major driving force for the promotion of new energy logistics vehicles.
 
The 2020 Key Construction Program of Hubei Province includes many new energy battery projects
 
The Hubei Provincial Development and Reform Commission released the Hubei Provincial Key Construction Program in 2020. It includes a total of 410 projects, with a total investment of Rmb 1.33 trillion. The investment in 2020 will be Rmb 226.3 billion yuan, increasing 38.5%, 3.4%, and 9.5% respectively comparing with those of the past years. It also includes the projects for power batteries and materials, battery recycling, and charging piles etc..
 
Tianjin issued the Key Tasks for the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles in Tianjin in 2020 
 
The main tasks for the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles in Tianjin in 2020 include:To increase technological innovation capabilities, promote technology innovations for the three electric systems and complete vehicles, to boost the progresses of key projects, to improve the industry ecology of the new energy vehicle; to accelerate the promotion and application of new energy city buses, light logistics vehicles, taxis, and sanitation trucks in key areas, to research and improve the financial support policies for new energy vehicles; and accelerate the construction of charging infrastructure.
 
6 companies will jointly promote the development of fuel cell vehicles
 
On June 5, China FAW Co., Ltd., Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd., Beijing Automobile Group Co., Ltd., Beijing SinoHytec Co.,Ltd., and Toyota Motor Corporation signed a contract for establishing the JV of United Fuel Cell System R&D (Beijing) Co., Ltd..
 
HOZON and Qingtao jointly deploy solid-state batteries
 
On June 7, Zhejiang HOZON New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd.and Qingtao (Kunshan) Energy Development Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Qingtao") reached a comprehensive and in-depth cooperation to jointly promote the development and application of solid-state batteries and accelerate the creation of high-quality safe mobility.
 
BMW and State Grid EVS formally signed agreement for cooperation
 
On June 3, BMW and State Grid Electric Vehicle Service Co., Ltd. Formally signed a cooperation agreement. The two parties will start strategic cooperation covering research and innovation for charging technology, cooperation and promotion of charging service products, and promoting of new energy powers for new energy vehicles.
 
ICV Industry
 
BYD will use Huawei’s 5G technology
 
BYD announced that BYD Han will be the world first mass production model using Huawei’s 5G technology, DiPilot intelligent driving assistance system and Dilink 3.0 intelligent network connection system.
 
Nio L4 ES8 will be tested in Israel 
 
Nio and Intel’s autonomous driving subsidiary (Mobileye) have started the collaboration on an advanced R&D project. As part of the project, Nio will be responsible for the production of the L4 self-driving kits developed by Mobileye (unmanned driving at special lanes and restricted conditions).Now, some vehicles using theses systems have arrived in Israel for tests.
 
Lixiang’s Autonomous Driving Strategy: To achieve L4 by 2024
 
Lixiang Auto will achieve the use of the NOA function from 2021 to 2022 (assisted driving based on map navigation). By 2023, the company will launch a new model (X01). It will be equipped with hardware that supports L4 level autonomous driving capabilities. All models of the company will start to use L4 autonomous driving systems through OTA by 2024.
 
Baidu map releases intelligent transportation network map
 
On June 3, Baidu Map released the Baidu Intelligent Transportation Network Map Solution. It is the map product launched by Baidu Map for the intelligent transportation industry and serving the special network (public security network, video private network, etc.). It is the city traffic situation monitoring and research system, the traffic command and dispatch system, the integrated traffic management and control platform, the vehicle positioning management platform, and integrated command platform.
 
Alibaba DAMO Academy launches a high-precision positioning system
 
On June 4, Alibaba DAMO Academy launched the upgraded high-precision positioning system. It is independently developed by the academy and uses tightly coupled algorithm based on multi-sensor fusion. It can achieve centimeter-level positioning without GPS signals. The academy said that the system realized the integrated design of software and hardware, and reached the advanced level in positioning industry at a cost of 10%. The system has been deployed in autonomous driving logistics vehicle fleet of the Alibaba DAMO Academy.
 
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