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imagine a future city, where haze dissipates, trees are shaded, the blue sky returns, and no traffic accidents occur. This is the dream of an enterprise in Shanghai to enable cars with artificial intelligence (AI)

now, under voice control, navigation settings, circular test restaurant query, hotel query and other functions can be realized in the car. In the near future, using artificial intelligence technology, we can complete more complex functions such as hotel reservation, shopping and payment in the car through multiple rounds of voice dialogue and memory search function

however, we are further strengthening the research and development of materials, public assembly and service life. After the end of the company's founder and chairman Ying Yilun said that in car AI is only the beginning. Botai's artificial intelligence is not to put a "robot" in the car, but to create a real intelligent travel assistant

car union dream of taking the lead

as early as 2011, Botai and iFLYTEK jointly developed and launched the world's first in car natural language on-board voice service "engine ivoka". This system was nine months earlier than the Chinese version of Apple Siri and won the science and technology award at the Guangzhou auto show that year. In 2015, due to the demand of forward-looking research and development, at the Shanghai auto show, Botai launched the concept car of Qinggan intelligent car, one and a half years earlier than other new car makers

now, after ups and downs, Botai firmly aims at the application of artificial intelligence in the automotive field - car Union. Its core function is to sense and help all kinds of information connect and interact between "cars and cars, cars and people, cars and other external objects"

with the help of huge data, car couplets can help accomplish things that cannot be achieved by manpower, and realize functions such as intelligent transportation, intelligent vehicle, automatic driving, etc. At present, Botai has established in-depth cooperative relationships with Tencent, Baidu, Baidu dueros, Huawei, etc., and is committed to realizing the value of massive data in the field of cars and travel through in-depth learning, and finally achieving "Ai enabled cars"

build more laboratories on the client

according to the data published by the global automotive patent database service platform, as of July 31 this year, only Botai and Chery are Chinese independent enterprises among the top ten enterprises applying for smart link in China. Among the top ten domestic independent enterprises in terms of patent disclosure of smart car, Botai ranks first. At present, Shanghai Botai has applied for 1637 patents, of which invention patents account for 80%, and has a full set of car service operation qualifications in the Chinese market

is it an equally large team that supports such a huge R & D capability? The answer can be either yes or no

yes, because during, Botai invested nearly 700million yuan in research and development, and continued to invest 28% of its annual revenue. The core R & D team of the company has more than 600 people. It has established a three-level intellectual property work management system, promulgated and implemented internal intellectual property work rules and regulations, so as to ensure the effective operation of patent management and achievement transformation work mechanism

say no, from the absolute value, Botai's R & D personnel and investment may not rank among the top three in the industry. However, the whole team of the company is divided into more than 30 small teams in 17 most promising areas of car service, such as software, hardware, cloud, ecological application and financial payment security. So far, Botai's circle of friends has included many partners, such as Chinatelecom, Huawei, Baidu, Tencent, Suning, travelstar, Ctrip, meituan, UnionPay and so on

"we have built more laboratories in customers, which really realizes the multiplication effect." In Ying Yilun's view, car couplets should not only be a shallow application layout, but should involve the intelligent level at the bottom of the vehicle

intelligent transportation in the future is more imaginative

Botai summarized the 16 word cooperation principles, namely: core control, joint development, joint iteration, and joint revenue. Because of this, Botai has developed into a rare integrated car service provider in the industry that can provide active safety, automotive electronics, underlying automotive software, intelligent operating system, application software, domestic and international connected automotive ecosystem, interconnection, communication operation, HMI and user experience, TSP platform development and operation services, etc

in addition to cooperating with major enterprises, Botai also cooperates with the government. At the end of last year, Botai has formed a tripartite strategic cooperation agreement with Lingang group and Baoshan District to jointly build a smart city demonstration area in Baoshan District where the national car service industry cluster is combined with driverless and IOT to promote the construction of smart cities

in the intelligent era, car service will make driving a pleasure and make the future more interesting

Author: Zhang Xiaoming

: Shi Wei

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