Amid its plans to enter the EV business, Xiaomi has already 140 vehicles testing autonomous driving capabilities in China, CEO Lei jun said during the company’s event held on Thursday.
The company aims to arrive in the market in 2024 and its self-driving technology covers hardware, software, perception, positioning and other core fields, The Paper reported.
On Twitter, the CEO shared a footage of Xiaomi’s tests saying, “Our Xiaomi Pilot Test vehicle has achieved a safe and smooth driving experience under various conditions. Check out the video below for some of my favorite demos!”.
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By 2024, Xiaomi’s technology will cover high-frequency scenes such as high-speed, urban areas and parking lots, and launch experiences in different scenarios.
Recently, there were rumors the CEO would bring Xiaomi’s prototype to the event, although that was denied by Wang Wen, Xiaomi’s public relations director.
Recently, a car with the words “Xiaomi Self-driving Test” was photographed in China using the famous LiDAR, a technology that uses a pulsed laser to calculate an object’s variable distances from the earth surface.
Lei Jun, Founder and CEO of Xiaomi said, “Since Xiaomi entered the EV industry 500 days ago, our autonomous driving team has assembled more than 500 members, planned to invest RMB3.3 billion in the first R&D phase, and committed to self-developing full stack algorithms. We aim to become an industry leader in 2024”.