Welcome!

News Feed Item

HOZON Auto Launches Research Center in Silicon Valley to Pioneer the Third Way to Explore Autonomous Driving

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 13, HOZON Auto Autonomous Vehicle Research Center (Silicon Valley) officially opened in the United States, marking a crucial step-forward in building out its global strategic R&D layout, and opening up a new path for global autonomous driving technology.

Opening Ceremony

To build global strategic R&D layout

As a global hub of science and technology innovation, the Silicon Valley is the epicenter of autonomous driving, bringing together the world's top R&D institutions focusing on autonomous driving technology, such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Baidu.

As the 13th car company to be granted a license for manufacturing new energy vehicles in China, HOZON Auto has been always focused on R&D for intelligent internet-connected new energy vehicles since its establishment in 2014. With a mature R&D system, HOZON Auto has developed a L4 level test vehicle with autonomous driving functionality.

At the beginning of 2018, HOZON Auto established a global R&D strategy that focuses on building R&D centers worldwide in five cities across four countries, including Autonomous Vehicle Research Center (Silicon Valley), Italy Torino Design Center (underway), German Engineering and Technology Center (underway), and Shanghai and Jiaxing R&D Centers.

Group Photo

The HOZON Auto Autonomous Vehicle Research Center (Silicon Valley) marks a crucial step in building global strategic R&D layout. In the future, the center will focus on the research of autonomous driving and AI, and lead the development and industrial application of autonomous driving technology worldwide through the core algorithms aimed at improving autonomous driving and open source architecture system platforms by in-depth study of big data and deep learning technology.

To open up a new path for global autonomous driving technology

With the development of information technology, smart cars have become the industry's top investment and development trend. The U.S. HIS report predicts that by 2035, the global sales of smart (driverless) vehicles will approach 12 million.

The huge market attracts investment from many companies, both traditional carmakers and innovative technology firms. However, there are different paths for the development of autonomous driving technology. Traditional automakers such as Ford and Mercedes-Benz, considering market conditions, have leveraged their engineering expertise and that will allow it to achieve L4 autonomous driving through industrial upgrade. Tech-first firms such as Google and Baidu, focus on technology research and development of open source platforms to achieve industrialized L4 autonomous driving through technological innovation directly.

Imbued with the strong foundation of a traditional car company and the DNA of a tech innovator, HOZON Auto has opened up a third path for R&D of autonomous driving, which is to combine the advantages of these two types. By taking an open source platform as the purpose and the industrialization as the means, it can realize the large-scale application of autonomous driving technology, thus not only to guarantee technology stability, but also meet the needs of the market.

Just as Peng Qingfeng, vice president of HOZON Auto, said: "The autonomous driving market in the future is massive and extremely alluring, but the competition is also very fierce, which is both a challenge and an opportunity. After all, everyone is on the same starting line, and time will tell who reaches the end first."

Cision View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hozon-auto-launches-research-center-in-silicon-valley-to-pioneer-the-third-way-to-explore-autonomous-driving-300630153.html

SOURCE HOZON Auto

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
One of the biggest challenges with adopting a DevOps mentality is: new applications are easily adapted to cloud-native, microservice-based, or containerized architectures - they can be built for them - but old applications need complex refactoring. On the other hand, these new technologies can require relearning or adapting new, oftentimes more complex, methodologies and tools to be ready for production. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, Solutions Marketi...
At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager - it's starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Enterprises are moving to the cloud faster than most of us in security expected. CIOs are going from 0 to 100 in cloud adoption and leaving security teams in the dust. Once cloud is part of an enterprise stack, it’s unclear who has responsibility for the protection of applications, services, and data. When cloud breaches occur, whether active compromise or a publicly accessible database, the blame must fall on both service providers and users. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben Johnson, C...
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
"We were founded in 2003 and the way we were founded was about good backup and good disaster recovery for our clients, and for the last 20 years we've been pretty consistent with that," noted Marc Malafronte, Territory Manager at StorageCraft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Effectively SMBs and government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance requirements. The most recent are Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU's GDPR have Board Level implications. Managing sensitive data protection will likely result in acquisition criteria, demonstration requests and new requirements. Developers, as part of the pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from updating their code libraries and design by incorporating changes. In...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...