New Delhi, India, December 29, 2023 – Xiaomi, a global technology leader, has officially entered the automotive industry with a groundbreaking launch event. The Xiaomi EV Technology Launch introduced five core technologies that promise to redefine the automotive landscape: E-Motor, Battery, Xiaomi Die-Casting, Xiaomi Pilot Autonomous Driving, and Smart Cabin. The event also showcased Xiaomi’s debut electric vehicle, the highly anticipated Xiaomi SU7.
Positioning Xiaomi SU7 as the Future of Eco-Technology Sedans
The Xiaomi SU7, unveiled as a “full-size high-performance eco-technology sedan,” represents a convergence of cutting-edge technology, performance, and a comprehensive mobile smart space. Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Xiaomi Group, quoted Chinese poetry to emphasize the company’s commitment to crossing new summits and making significant strides in the automotive industry.
Lei Jun expressed that Xiaomi’s entry into the automotive sector marks a transformative leap beyond smartphones, aiming to close the loop of the Human x Car x Home smart ecosystem. With a bold investment strategy, Xiaomi plans to become one of the top five global automakers within 15 to 20 years.
Redefining Automotive Technology Stack
Xiaomi is taking a bottom-up approach to redefine the automotive industry by integrating industrial manufacturing, smart software, and AI. The company’s commitment to “tenfold investment, conscientiously building a great car” is evident in the initial investment of over 10 billion CNY in research and development. Xiaomi’s R&D team, comprising over 3,400 engineers globally, showcased breakthroughs in the development of five core technologies.
E-Motor: Pushing Performance Boundaries
Xiaomi presented its independently developed E-motors, including the HyperEngine V6/V6s and HyperEngine V8s. HyperEngine V8s sets a global record with a maximum speed of 27,200 rpm, 425kW output, and 635N·m peak torque. This achievement is made possible by innovative technologies like Bidirectional Full Oil Cooling Technology and a staggered silicon steel laminations design.
Battery: Advancements in Integration and Safety
Xiaomi’s CTB Integrated Battery Technology boasts a 77.8% integration efficiency, a 24.4% overall performance improvement, and a maximum battery capacity of up to 150 kWh. The battery features industry-leading safety design standards, including a dual-side water cooling solution and a 14-layer robust physical protection system. Xiaomi EV’s Battery Management System (BMS) with ASIL-D ensures top-tier functional safety.
Xiaomi Die-Casting: Efficiency and Weight Reduction
Xiaomi unveiled its self-developed Xiaomi Die-Casting T9100 cluster and Xiaomi Titans Metal, a high-strength, high-resilience die-casting material. Xiaomi Die-Casting T9100 streamlines production, reducing overall car weight by 17% and production hours by 45%. Xiaomi Titans Metal undergoes meticulous material research with the “Multi-Material Performance Simulation System.”
Xiaomi Pilot Autonomous Driving: Pioneering Intelligent Software Technology
Xiaomi showcased Adaptive BEV Technology, Road-Mapping Foundational Model, and Super-Res Occupancy Network Technology in autonomous driving. These innovations ensure wider visibility, intelligent road recognition, and superior obstacle recognition. Equipped with top-of-the-line hardware, Xiaomi’s autonomous driving system is set to join the industry’s elite by 2024.
Smart Cabin: Human-Centric Interaction
Xiaomi EV Smart Cabin adopts a “human-centric” interaction architecture, featuring a 16.1-inch 3K central console, a 56-inch HUD head-up display, and a 7.1-inch rotating dashboard. The Snapdragon 8295 in-car chip powers the cabin, creating an ultimate interactive experience. Xiaomi SU7 supports over 1000 Xiaomi smart home devices, making it an integral part of the CarIoT ecosystem.
Completing the “Human x Car x Home” Smart Ecosystem
Lei Jun emphasized that Xiaomi’s entry into the automotive industry marks a significant milestone in completing the “Human x Car x Home” smart ecosystem. Xiaomi SU7, positioned as the pinnacle of performance and technology, symbolizes the fusion of breakthroughs in technology and the seamless integration of user needs and vehicles. Xiaomi’s ultimate goal is to craft a dream car that offers aesthetics, enjoyable driving experiences, comfort, intelligence, and safety.
With the addition of Xiaomi EV, the “Human x Car x Home” smart ecosystem is officially complete, enabling seamless connectivity, real-time coordination, and collaboration among industry partners. Xiaomi HyperOS, the platform powering over 200 product categories, serves as the center for intelligent reasoning with Xiaomi HyperMind, offering automated and proactive solutions.
Xiaomi’s foray into the automotive industry signifies not only a new beginning but a commitment to foundational core technologies, intelligent manufacturing, and the completion of a holistic smart ecosystem. Lei Jun expressed confidence that Xiaomi EVs will become a familiar sight on roads worldwide, underlining Xiaomi’s vision for the future of smart electric vehicles.