Photo courtesy of Wang Jian, Chairman of Alibaba Group Technical Committee
On December 6, at the 10th Telematics @ China Automotive Internet Conference held in Shanghai, Wang Jian, chairman of the Alibaba Group Technical Committee, said in a speech entitled "When the car enters the era of intelligent networking" Also using a cell phone, which is a shame for Autobots. "
Wang Jian believes that intelligent network connection will become the second largest engine of future cars, and China will become the best platform for automobile innovation.
The Internet has brought disruptive changes to the automotive industry. Wang Jian believes that cars in the future will have two engines. One is a new energy "engine" with electrification as the development direction, which will change the energy structure of the future. The other engine is the car's intelligent networked system, which allows cars to be used. Life is smarter.
Wang insisted that in the future, cars will not only run on highways, but also on the Internet. The Internet will be the second infrastructure for cars, even more important than roads. With the application of intelligent networking in vehicles, automobiles will also push back the development of infrastructure in the Internet industry.
In his opinion, when the Internet becomes the infrastructure for car use, then with cars traveling across the river, it will also promote the full coverage and promotion of the Internet. "In the next 5 to 10 years, Internet coverage may gradually change from optical fiber transport on the ground to gradually "Broader satellite transmissions, covering every inch of land, will change far beyond imagination."
"(Consumers) got on the car and had to use a mobile phone, which was a shame for autobots." Wang Jian recalled that at that time, Apple and Android were producing car networking systems, and OEMs were also keen to make vehicles and mobile phones Connected, use the central control screen remote control mobile phone to advertise their car networking technology. "Autobots need to reflect. It is clear that car accessories are better and more expensive than mobile phones. Why do users use mobile phones to navigate? It makes no sense."
At that time, whether it was the Internet of Vehicles—a car-machine system with Internet access or a network-connected vehicle—as part of the Internet ecosystem, the hardware once entangled Wang Jian and his team.
Wang Jian recalled that after investing a lot of resources, the most important thing was finally understood: the operating system is specifically built for the car ecology, not based on mobile phones, the connected car is the future, and the car must run on the Internet "It's very proud and thankful that we did something that no one else has done!"