Zeekr, Geely’s premium electric mobility technology brand, is expanding its strategic technology partnership with Mobileye, an Intel company, in a bid to deliver the world’s first consumer autonomous vehicle with L4 capabilities by 2024.
The vehicle will use Geely’s true redundant braking, steering and power architecture. Under an Open EyeQ concept, six EyeQ5 system-on-chips (SoCs) will integrate Zeekr’s proprietary software technologies together with Mobileye’s True Redundancy sensing, Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS)-based driving policy and a new open collaboration Road Experience Management (REM) mapping technology model.
Zeekr and Mobileye’s expanded collaboration builds on their previously announced long-term, strategic technology partnership, which includes the development of ADAS with enhanced capabilities for a variety of Zeekr models. Their joint efforts are supported by open collaboration with technologies including REM HD mapping, as both seek to deliver a safer and more sophisticated future for road transport.
“Mobileye has been a strategic partner in our mission to deliver lifestyle vehicles fit for a more sustainable and autonomous future of transportation,” said Andy An, CEO of Zeekr Intelligent Technology. “Our partnership supports Zeekr and Mobileye’s shared ambitions for leading the global ADAS and AV industry. Zeekr welcomes open collaboration that enables the integration of technological expertise to create a more sophisticated autonomous mobility experience for our customers.”
“The broadening scope of our partnership reflects just how closely Mobileye and Zeekr are aligned on the vision for future mobility,” added Prof. Amnon Shashua, president and CEO of Mobileye. “Zeekr’s confidence in Mobileye as a technology partner demonstrates our ability to execute against joint goals and further solidify our industry leadership.”
Zeekr was founded in early 2021 as a global technology-mobility brand with design and engineering capabilities in Sweden. The company uses Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) and includes its own battery technologies, battery management systems, electric motor technologies and electric vehicle supply chain.
Its first model, the 001, was introduced in April 2021 with deliveries starting in October of the same year. The company plans to launch at least two model offerings each year to satisfy the rapidly expanding global EV industry.