HYCET Intelligent Steering Technology Hebei Co., Ltd. (HYCET Intelligent Steering), a subsidiary of HYCET E-Chang Technology Co., Ltd. (HYCET E-Chang), announced that it will construct facilities including headquarter in Wujiang, Suzhou. With an investment of about CNY 2 billion, it will establish a national level test center specialized in developing electric control hardware and software technology, and develop 3-in-1 chassis-by-wire. An operation center, settlement center, and R&D center will also be built, and the company also plans to employ more than 500 R&D personnel. The company expects annual sales to reach CNY 3 billion after the completion. (From a press release dated September 22, 2021)
Gohigh Data Networks Technology Co., Ltd. (Gohigh Data Networks Technology) announced that it will showcase C-V2X products such as, C-V2X communication module, smart roadside unit, and smart onboard unit at the 2021 China-SAE Congress and Exhibition (SAECCE 2021). The in-vehicle C-V2X communication module is developed based on the in-vehicle chip originally developed by China Information Communication Technologies Group Corporation (CICT), with built-in application processor, supporting C-V2X full-stack applications, and meeting the needs of R&D for pre- and post-vehicle terminals and roadside terminals; intelligent roadside unit. The series RSU integrates proprietary modules, adopts IP67 three-proof (waterproof, dustproof, anti-vibration) design, supports scenes without hardware security module (HSM), GNSS, and is widely applied to connected car pilot area, smart transportation, automatic driving, and other areas to meet various C-V2X scenarios. (From a press release dated August 19, 2021)
On August 18, 2021, the EXEED brand of Chery Holding Group Co., Ltd. (Chery Holding) held a launch event for its M3X PRO architecture. The brand also unveiled a luxury 2.0T version of the TXL mid-sized SUV during the event. The vehicle was developed on the M3X PRO architecture.
Preorders of the EXEED TXL 2.0T version began on August 2. The vehicle is equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged gasoline direct injection engine mated to a 7-speed wet dual-clutch and BorgWarner’s AWD (all-wheel drive) system. Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with a Lion 4.0+ intelligent connected system, an Intel 4-core 2.0GHz processor, with FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air) upgrade function, etc.
The EXEED brand released the globally-oriented M3X architecture during the Auto China 2020 in Beijing. The letter “M” in M3X stands for Mars, while the numeral “3” implies “everything”, which is inspired by a quote (three begot the ten thousand things) from Laozi’s Tao Te Ching. “X” signifies infinite possibilities.
As an optimized version of the M3X architecture, the M3X PRO architecture features upgrades in power performance, safety technologies, intelligent functions and user experience. Specifically, there are 13 upgraded customer interests and 63 product technology/functional innovations.
With regard to power performance, the M3X PRO architecture has Chery’s upgraded high-power 2.0L turbocharged engine with a maximum power output of 192kW and a peak torque of 400Nm. The new engine, adopted by the EXEED TXL 2.0T version, features an additional ultrahigh-pressure oil pump, upgraded materials for the valvetrain, and optimized calibration for the combustion system. It can reach 96kW in output per liter and 200Nm in torque per liter, both of which are the highest among engines of the same class. In addition, the engine has a thermal efficiency level of 41% and will enable the vehicle to accelerate to 100km/h in 7 seconds. It supports three different driving modes covering multiple scenarios.
The M3X PRO architecture is also available with a Super Range-Extended Vehicle (SREV) system that includes an AWD powertrain consisting of an engine, dual front motors and a rear motor. The SREV system features 11 advanced technologies, including multi-point uniform injection, and oil cooling technologies for motors. Additionally, the SREV system is applicable to hybrid, battery electric and range-extended powertrains. It is stronger than common battery electric, plug-in hybrid and range-extended systems in terms of power performance and fuel consumption. Vehicles equipped with the SREV system can accelerate to 100km/h in less than 5 seconds and consume less than 1L of fuel per 100km.
In terms of safety technologies, the M3X PRO architecture increases the proportion of high-strength steel applied to the vehicle by 15%. This means that 85% of the vehicle body is made of high-strength steel. The structure of the engine hood and front longitudinal beam has been optimized to further reduce the damage caused to pedestrians in the event of impact. The collision energy absorption of the front cabin has been optimized to reduce the deformation of the passenger cabin and further protect the driver and passengers. Additionally, the M3X PRO architecture puts more emphasis on information security by protecting the vehicle network from hacker attacks and ensuring the security of personal information and data.
In terms of intelligence, the M3X PRO architecture has the latest 4.1-version Lion intelligent connected system, which supports remote FOTA upgrade of 9 major items and nearly 100 functions. These functions are related to supporting different systems (e.g., power system, communication system, infotainment system and intelligent driving system) of the vehicle.
In terms of comfort, the M3X PRO architecture supports three driving modes – sports, comfort and economy. Additionally, users can shift between sport and comfort steering modes according to individual preferences. The M3X PRO-based vehicles also features upgraded seats and are equipped with Sony brand audio.
From an EXEED brand press release and EXEED brand’s WeChat platform press release