Chinese automobile marque Baojun, a joint venture under SAIC-GM-Wuling, announced on Monday that the 2023 Baojun KiWi EV will be launched soon, releasing corresponding photos. This is the first strategic cooperation model between SAIC-GM-Wuling and Shenzhen-based drone developer DJI, and it will be equipped with DJI’s intelligent driving system.
The Baojun KiWi EV is a mini electric car that basically continues the design style of previous renditions, and only features upgrades in terms of the configuration.
Regarding its appearance, the new car adopts the design concept of interstellar geometry, which focuses on the sense of sci-tech and the future. The unique design under the front headlights strengthens a feeling of suspension of the car body, stressing the sci-fi atmosphere.
The most important aspect of this upgrade is the DJI vehicle-mounted intelligent driving system. It will rely on the camera technology accumulated by DJI on unmanned aerial vehicles, especially the binocular camera technology, and adopts intelligent driving technology while focusing on urban road driving and intelligent parking. With sensors helping dispatch computing power, the model can handle common urban expressways, urban congestion, diversified parking scenes and other driving and parking scenarios.
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During the development of intelligent driving, the 2023 KiWi EV has established a complete set of simulation test capabilities, realized sensor data injection of many types of sensors, and better restored complex and diverse traffic scenario data, with tens of thousands of test cases.
In addition, an open road test system has been established, and more than one million kilometers of successful road tests and tens of thousands of intelligent parking tests have been completed, accumulating rich driving and parking digital memory.
The latest model in the series is equipped with a motor with maximum power of 40 kW, a peak torque of 150 Nm and a cruising range of 305 km under NEDC conditions. It supports fast charging, able to bring the battery from 30% to 80% in one hour.