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Gasgoo Daily: NIO demonstrates humanoid robot integration in car manufacturing

Gabriella From Gasgoo| April 07 , 2024 19:10 BJT

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NIO demonstrates car manufacturing using humanoid robot

At the 2024 China Humanoid Robot Ecological Conference in Shanghai, Yi Peng, NIO’s head of smart manufacturing engineering for humanoid robots, showcased the potential of humanoid robots in automotive manufacturing, revealing plans for multitasking operations and quality inspections. NIO has undertaken two main experiments in using humanoid robot in car manufacturing, including deploying humanoid robotic arms in confined spaces for multitasking operations using 5G and visual algorithms, and integrating humanoid robots into specific quality inspection processes.

Gasgoo Daily: NIO demonstrates humanoid robot integration in car manufacturing

Walker S robot at NIO factory; photo credit: UBTECH Robotics

SAIC-GM-Wuling to launch Tianyu electric vehicle architecture

On April 7, SAIC-GM-Wuling officially announced the global launch of its leading electrification and intelligence architecture, Tianyu, is set on April 12. The Tianyu architecture integrates cutting-edge achievements in electrification and intelligence, covering full-size vehicle models from A00 to C segments, providing comprehensive travel solutions for users

IM Motors releases interior images of L6 model

IM Motors unveiled the interior design of its L6 all-eletric model, featuring a familial design language and equipped with a full-frame digital cockpit. The new model will be the first to incorporate the industry's first mass-produced ultra-fast charging solid-state battery, achieving 0-100 km/h acceleration in around 2 seconds and surpassing 1,000 kilometers in CLTC-rated range.

Chery’s Omoda & Jaecoo Automobile to build auto factory in Vietnam

Chery Automobile’s subsidiary Omoda & Jaecoo Automobile and Vietnam’s Geleximco Group inked a joint venture pact on April 4 to build an auto factory in Vietnam.

JSW Group fulfills payment to secure equity in SAIC Motor’s MG India

Following the strategic partnership agreement signed with Indian steel titan JSW Group at the end of last year, SAIC Motor recently received an equity transfer payment of 26.5 billion rupees from JSW, according to SAIC Motor's press release.

DiDi Autonomous Driving, GAC AION’s joint venture to launch first L4 commercial Robotaxi in 2025

DiDi Autonomous Driving and GAC AION jointly announced the approval of the business license for their joint venture company, Guangzhou Andi Technology Co., Ltd., on April 7.

IM Motors’ first-generation solid-state battery named ‘Light Year’

On April 6, Liu Tao, co-CEO of IM Motors, the premium electric vehicle brand co-backed SAIC Motor, Alibaba Group, and Zhangjiang Hi-Tech, announced via his Sina Weibo account that the brand's first-generation solid-state battery to be equipped in the IM L6 model has been officially named "Light Year"("Guangnian" in Chinese Pinyin).

GAC Group, HESAI forge partnership to co-build intelligent driving products

Hesai Technology ("HESAI"), the global leader in LiDAR technologies for autonomous mobility systems, ADAS and industrial robotics applications, announced on April 7 a partnership with the GAC Group, according to a post on HESAI's WeChat account.

DENZA names fire new flagship sedan DENZA Z9 GT

On April 7, DENZA, the premium new energy vehicle brand majority-backed by BYD, officially announced its latest flagship sedan was named the DENZA Z9 GT. Positioned as a large luxury GT (grand tourer) sports sedan, it features a station wagon body design and aims to compete head-on with models such as the Porsche Panamera upon its market release.

Yueda Kia boasts 76.9% YoY spike in Q1 2024 vehicle sales

On April 3, Yueda Kia, the joint venture between Kia Corporation and China's Yueda Automobile Group, announced its sales performance for March 2024 and the first quarter of the year, showcasing a significant upswing.

Porsche to put all-electric Macan onto market at Auto China 2024

Following its initial showcase in Singapore, the all-electric Porsche Macan is set to make a striking appearance at the 2024 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2024) and hit the market at the same time, Porsche said recently.

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