Horizon Robotics, a provider of energy-efficient computing solutions for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in China, and Guangzhou Automotive Group (“GAC”) AION, one of the premium electric vehicle (EV) brands in China, signed a comprehensive strategic partnership on Jan. 17 to jointly develop advanced driving assistance products. With shipments of over 2 million Journey® series units across many automotive brands in China, Horizon Robotics will further support AION to meet consumer’s demand for high-quality mobility and bring a safer and more convenient experience for drivers and passengers during their journeys.
Under the partnership, AION will develop a series of market-leading car models powered by Horizon Robotics’ solutions, featuring advanced automated driving and interactive in-cabin functions. With the AION model built on Journey 2 already in mass production, both partners will explore the feasibility of cooperation on development centered around Journey series solutions including Journey 5.
The automotive sector is currently at the center of a global transformation. As a pioneer in the EV industry, AION was established with a transformational vision and achieved strong growth with total sales in 2022 reaching 271,000, up 126% y-o-y.
Horizon Robotics and GAC AION have established a close collaboration over the past few years. AION Y, launched in April 2021 and powered by Journey 2 solutions, offers consumers a safe and interactive in-cabin experience and has become one of the top-selling car models in China. This successful partnership also provides the industry with an excellent cooperation model as the automobile supply chain evolves from a vertical integration model to an interconnected network of suppliers.
Built on previous successes, the signing further expands the partnership from in-cabin applications to driving assistance products. Horizon Robotics will continue to enable AION’s rapid innovation by providing its integrated software and hardware solutions, flexible open services and rich experience in mass production. Under this strategic partnership, both parties are committed to bringing advanced driver-assistance functions to more consumers in China for an elevated driving experience.