SAIC R ES33 electric car gets powerful chip for autopilot

SAIC R ES33 electric car gets powerful chip for autopilot

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In Shanghai, SAIC R Auto unveiled its flagship ES33 electric car, an evolution of the R-Aura concept. The original prefix to the name Roewe no longer pops up in R-cars, so you should call the car either R Car ES33, or SAIC R ES33. While there are many unclear points, SAIC has already announced the call for preliminary applications.

The car interior was not ready because the windows were darkened. The characteristics are also not disclosed, but the developers talked about several technologies.

The car received a two-tone body with a glass roof. Much attention is paid to aerodynamics, from this point of view, even 22-inch rims have been worked out. (In the background is a Marvel R electric SUV).

The serial Marvel R, presented back in February, received rear-wheel drive with a 137 kW (186 hp, 410 Nm) electric motor, accelerating the car from zero to 100 in 7.9 seconds, and a 69.9 kWh battery , giving a cruising range of 505 km (NEDC cycle). Length, width, height and base are equal to 4674, 1919, 1618, 2800 mm. Prices start at 219,800 yuan ($ 33,900).

The ES33 electric train is first and foremost presented as a smart car with an “intelligent R-TECH body”. Here we mean both technologies for connecting to the network and various services, as well as an advanced autopilot with a complex of Six Senses sensors and PP-CEM technology (pixel point cloud, omnidirectional multidimensional environment). The brain of the system will be the new Nvidia Drive AGX Orin chip in a version with a computation speed of 500-1000 trillion operations per second (500-1000 TOPS). The Chinese claim that ES33 will be the first to use it in the series.

On board the electric vehicle there are two 4D radars, six long-range radars, 12 ultra-high-definition cameras and 33 other sensors (including ultrasonic ones), plus a communication system with 5G-V2X infrastructure.

The flagship of the SAIC R line was presented with a three-cell battery and electrical assemblies, in which over 1000 patents are used. A special system of protection against thermal runaway of the battery and fire is promised. Power and power reserve can only be guessed at. But here another novelty of this year gives some hint – the 400-kilowatt Zhiji L7 sedan of the Zhiji brand, also created by the SAIC concern. In addition, the traction battery can reach a capacity of 118 kWh (depending on the version), and the power reserve is 1000 km (NEDC cycle).

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