Xiaomi has been working on a smart electric vehicle for some time now, and the rumors have risen recently. New trademark applications have been filed for Xiaomi self-driving car. In July, Xiaomi self-driving test car first appeared. It’s too early to see Xiaomi’s electric car on the market, but the new leaks are quite exciting.
A vehicle with the inscription “Xiaomi Autonomous Driving Test” was spotted on the road. The upper part of this vehicle, which is thought to be Xiaomi self-driving car prototype, is thought to be equipped with LIDAR. Later, a Xiaomi employee commented, “This is our test of self-driving technology, not our car,” in response to the rumors.
“XIAOMI PILOT” and “Xiaomi Autopilot” are included in the trademark registrations of the Chinese government site. In March 2021, Lei Jun announced at Xiaomi’s new product launch that Xiaomi had officially entered the electric vehicle industry. In September 2021, Xiaomi Automobile Co. Ltd. was officially established, and in December 2021, car production began at Xhimi Technology, a subsidiary of Xiaomi. The construction of Xiaomi vehicle production factory began in April 2022.
Expectations are high for the Xiaomi self-driving car!
Xiaomi self-driving car will have very high capabilities, Xiaomi continue to invest large sums in autonomous driving. Many patents such as automatic overtaking system, vehicle image processing system have already been filed.
Xiaomi said in March that its current progress in car development is exceeding expectations. In addition, Xiaomi’s auto research and development team has exceeded 1000 people, and the number of employees will increase in the future. According to the plan, first Xiaomi self-driving car will be officially unveiled in 2024.