Gizmochina’s accordingXiaomi is working on its own electric sedan car, which will be equipped with the company’s in-house self-driving technology. Earlier, Xiaomi considered opting to produce its vehicles in partnership with BAIC, but the proposed agreement between the two companies did not proceed as expected.
The report states that Xiaomi will manufacture its self-driving electric car at its automotive plant, which is located in Yizhuang, China. The car will reportedly cost around 150,000 yuan (around Rs 17 lakh). The company has named its autonomous driving technology as Xiaomi Pilot. However, this technology is currently undergoing testing phase, so it may be renamed at the time of launch. The technology is based on LIDAR and incorporates Xiaomi’s existing AT128 hybrid solid-state radar system.
Xiaomi has not yet shared any official information about this EV. It is also not clear at the moment whether the car will be available for the global market soon after launch, or it will be sold only in China. Several companies are already developing or selling self-driving cars in China, including Tesla. In such a situation, it has to be seen that if Xiaomi launches its upcoming electric car at the rumored price, then how it competes with other giants available in the market.