According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) strategy, a concerted effort is required to develop an open source vehicle operating system in the biggest auto market in the world.
With the plan’s release, China’s auto industry showed that it is committed to further opening up as it seeks to lead the intelligent vehicle market. The demand for an open source operating system with a kernel that could support both the software and hardware in a coordinated manner has increased, according to Fu Bingfeng, executive vice chairman and secretary general of CAAM. This is due to the industrial ecosystem’s and technology’s rapid development.
Fu called for collaborative efforts, including the government’s ongoing support, to forge integrated power and develop an industrial ecosystem because the kernel research and development of operating systems is a methodical undertaking, which is a difficult task with a lengthy cycle. In recent years, China has increased its investment in the intelligent and connected vehicle industry, particularly in the field of autonomous driving, which is predicted to become one of the future growth engines of the broader economy.
A new plan to speed up the development of intelligent cars was unveiled by the General Office of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government last year. The plan aims to roughly establish a domestically dominant system for the development of intelligent cars by 2025, with an industry scale of 500 billion yuan ($72.9 billion).
The city, which is among the best in the nation, opened more than 900 autonomous driving test routes offering test scenarios before officially opening the first group of motorways for autonomous driving in November of last year. It is thought that China’s market for new-energy vehicles and the swift growth of intelligent vehicles are inextricably linked.
In 2022, China sold 6.89 million NEVs, a staggering 93.4 percent increase from the previous year. According to data from the CAAM, the market share of NEVs in China’s vehicle market increased by 12.1 percentage points from 2021 to 25.6 percent last year.