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Changan Automobile sold 1.0582 million cars in 2017, down 7.1% from a year ago, largely due to a plunge of 41.0% in sedan sales to 189,100 units, whereas 646,000 SUVs were sold in the year, up 19.5% over the previous year, becoming a major growth engine. Meanwhile, ADAS is mostly installed on SUVs.
ADAS makes its way into a few Changan models, mostly installed on best-selling and top-end models, such as Raeton, CS55, CS75 and CS95. Other products basically carry backup camera. ADAS products like backup camera, BSD, LDW, FCW, AEB, ACC and APA have been installed on the top-of-the-line versions of CS55, CS75 and CS95 as standard configuration. In addition, the top-end version of CS75 carries pedestrian detection and the deluxe version of CS95 traffic sign recognition.
Changan ADAS system is enabled by hardware including MMW radar (24GHZ, 77GHZ), camera (monocular, surround view), and ultrasonic radar, mostly provided by Bosch, Delphi, Valeo and Suzhou INVO Automotive Electronics.
- MMW radar (mainly 24GHZ and 77GHZ): BSD, FCW, AEB, ACC, APA;
- Mono-camera: LDW
- Surround view camera: surround view parking
- Ultrasonic radar: APA
Changan Automobile completed 2,000km L3-level autonomous driving test from Chongqing to Beijing in April 2016 and obtained the license for autonomous driving tests in California in November 2017 and conducts L4-level self-driving tests for now. According to its development plan, Changan Automobile will mass-produce L2 autonomous car in 2018, the autonomous car for expressways in 2020 and the autonomous car for all road conditions in 2030. Thus, the company is expected to improve the penetration of ADAS in its models between 2018 and 2020 with priorities given to R&D of 3D surround view, fully automated parking, integrated ACC and urban-road traffic jam assistant.
OEMs in Chinese ADAS Market -- Changan Automobile, 2017 highlights the following:
- Profile of Changan Automobile (shareholders, organizational structure, R&D layout, JVs and subsidiaries, production bases, car sales (overall and by model));
- ADAS (product portfolio, ADAS solutions for main models, autonomous driving tests, R&D system, partners, development plan);
- Telematics (product portfolio, configurations for main models, suppliers & partners, development plan).