On June 20th, 2019, Chery unveiled the logo of its new brand Chery Lion, and announced its strategic plan of working with selected partners to solve technological challenges across the ecosystem. Quanergy signed on to Chery Lion’s Smart Partner Program as the LiDAR partner, to focus efforts on advancing autonomous driving and smart cities in China.
“As the autonomous vehicle industry matures, it is imperative to build an ecosystem that supports a transportation network with reliable solutions.” said Dr. Yong Huang, Vice President, Intelligent Vehicle Business Group of Chery. “We’ll work closely with Quanergy on Chery’s autonomous driving vehicles and smart city installations.”
Quanergy‘s S3 automotive grade solid state LiDARs are based on optical phased arrays (OPA) produced in CMOS silicon. These sensors, being fully solid state with no moving parts on any scale, offer an unparalleled level of quality and reliability, claims Quanergy. The CMOS silicon node used in wafer fabrication is mature, allowing to rapidly scale manufacturing at high yield and meet performance requirements at the lowest price on the market.
On the way to the realization of an autonomous age, smart city infrastructure plays a crucial role as road paver. Internet of Things (IoT) capability in smart cities connects vehicles with essential digital information, reducing traffic congestion and making roads safer.