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China Auto Trending Hashtag| Changan stop building cars in Russia/ Baidu teamed up with Elektrobit (EB)

From:Internet Info Agency 2019-08-14 14:14:00

1. Changan stop building cars in Russia

Changan Automobile has stopped production at its Lipetsk plant, and all new cars sold in Russia are currently shipped from China. It is reported that the Lipetsk state factory belongs to the Reznikov family. The family's dealers were later sued by Great Wall Motor for failing to pay the car on time, and the Changan Automobile's termination at the factory may be related to the incident.

It is reported that the reason for the suspension of cooperation between Changan Automobile and Lipetsk State Factory may be related to the loss of credibility in the dispute with Great Wall Motors by the owner of the factory, Reznikov. However, according to the people who familiar with the issue in Russian industry, Changan Automobile is still interested in the Russian market and will find new partners in Russia.

2. Renault Brilliance cooperates with online retail platform

Recently, Renault Brilliance signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the 4S shop new retail service platform Le Che Bang. The two parties will enhance the quality of service through online and offline interconnection and interaction, thus further optimizing the Renault Brilliance user experience.

It is reported that consumers can book multiple services such as car repair and maintenance through the online reservation service of Le Che Bang, and can evaluate and supervise dealers and maintenance outlets to improve service level of dealers and service providers in the aftermarket.

For dealers, the Le Che Bang platform can promote its business model from a simple “offline service platform” to a “comprehensive supply platform”. In addition, Renault Brilliance and Le Che Bang will redefine the relationship between automakers, dealers and consumers with Internet thinking, and open up channels in new car sales, used car replacement, insurance and other fields.

3. Baidu teamed up with Elektrobit (EB)

Baidu and Elektrobit (EB), a visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, signed a strategic partnership in which EB will provide automotive infrastructure software for the Apollo Computing Unit (ACU), Baidu’s advanced in-vehicle computing platform for autonomous driving, according to report on August 7. EB is providing its EB tresos automotive basic software products to the Baidu ACU-Advanced Automated Valet Parking project. 

“Baidu Apollo has made tremendous strides in just two years since its launch, with support from leaders in the automotive industry, in China and around the world,” said Alexander Kocher, President and Managing Director, Elektrobit. “China is an important and strategic market for EB, therefore we are glad to bring our products and experience into the ACU. We are extremely proud to be a partner and look forward to working with Baidu as well as the whole industry to accelerate the development of automated driving based on Apollo.”

Editor:Internet Info Agency