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SAIC Z-ONE officially released SOA platform

From:Internet Info Agency 2021-04-13 17:22:10

The era of "software defines cars" has arrived. In this context, both technology companies and auto companies have increased their capital investment in this field. On April 9, the world's first automotive SOA platform developer conference was officially held, and SAIC officially launched the Z-ONE SOA platform. The new platform brings together cross-border cooperation between Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, JD.com, Huawei, OPPO, iFlytek and other companies and auto brands.

On July 21, 2020, SAIC Z-ONE was formally established. This new company, established less than a year ago, maintains a mystery. The outside world is talking about what the company’s core business is. Is it related to his name?

At this conference, Z-ONE CEO Li Jun explained to the audience one by one the origin of the company's name. Li Jun said: "0 refers to zero, 1 refers to one. The two together are Z-ONE, Zero to One, and this is how the English name of Z-ONE comes from."

Li Jun, Z-ONE CEO

He believes that the binary system of 0 and 1 has brought human society into a wonderful digital world, and also expressed that Z-ONE people break the shackles of the traditional track. Continuous breakthroughs from 0 to 1, the belief in opening up a new track, the desire, imagination and exploration of the magical digital world in the future.

Advances in cutting-edge travel technologies such as electrification and smart driving are driving the acceleration of the automotive industry. Cars are not only tools, but also living spaces for people to travel. SAIC Z-ONE launched the SOA platform this time, reinjecting the soul into the car, allowing users to meet the needs of people for office leisure and social entertainment while driving.

The SOA developer platform is based on a centralized electronic and electrical architecture. The centralized electronic and electrical architecture can decouple the software and hardware of the underlying domain control modules such as ICC and ICM, and perform operations such as service atomization. The SOA developer platform includes a cloud-pipe-end integrated SOA software platform and a developer platform, and the top layer is the data factory for smart cars. This is the overall architecture of the Z-ONE SOA software developer platform.

It is reported that the electric brands of IM and R will be the first SOA platform. In the future, other independent or joint venture brands under SAIC will most likely use the SOA software platform on their pure electric platform products.

The platform is just a start of Z-ONE's smart vehicle solutions. It is committed to offering a complete package that covers four basic technology solutions: a centralized electronic architecture, SOA software platform, smart car data factory, full-stack OTA, and network security solutions.

The centralized electronic architecture dedicated to smart cars is the brain and neural network system of smart cars. With the central computing unit as the core, the smart cockpit domain, smart driving domain and smart interconnection domain are organically organized through high-speed communication technology. It has the technical characteristics of high computing power, high bandwidth, high integration, and high security, providing a hardware foundation for intelligent digital services.

At this conference, Li Jun revealed that the next generation of "Z-ONE Galaxy Full Stack 2025" will be launched in the second half of the year. The new architecture will integrate the central computing unit, smart cockpit domain, smart driving domain and smart interconnection domain into two vehicle-mounted vehicles. Computer; the backbone communication bandwidth is expanded to Gigabit or even 10 Gigabit; the underlying narrow operating system (OS) is upgraded from heterogeneous to homogeneous; the smart car data factory fully realizes the digital twin mirroring. Continue to consolidate the cloud, management, and end smart car network security protection system, and accelerate the self-learning, self-growth and self-evolution of smart cars.

Previously, the central government proposed that electrification, intelligence, and connectivity of new energy vehicles are the future development direction. At this conference, SAIC Group officially announced that during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, it will invest 300 billion yuan in innovative fields such as smart electric vehicles to fully transform into a high-tech enterprise.

300 billion yuan is a considerable amount of investment. In the interview after the meeting, the relevant person in charge of SAIC Group gave a more specific investment direction: "SAIC will build a new generation of architecture from electric vehicles, including the above software system. In the future, smart cars will have L2 PLUS and L4."

For the rational and orderly transformation of image technology companies, SAIC has released the 1-3-5 strategic vision of intelligent networking. "One" represents "user-centered"; "three" represents the three directions of intelligent networked products, intelligent networked systems and intelligent networked ecology; "five" represents the five core technologies: software, artificial intelligence, and network Information security, big data and cloud computing.

Summary: From this event, we can see that from the amount of investment, technology, and layout, we can fully feel that SAIC Motor wants to take the lead in breaking through and become a leader in the field of Internet of Vehicles. Although the SOA platform is still in its infancy and some of the systems onboard have not yet been implemented in application scenarios, with SAIC's strong system support and mature technology accumulation, the future upside is worthy of expectations.

Editor:Mao Kaiyue

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