From Dec. 15 to 17, the 2020 (4th) GGAI Annual Conference and Golden Globe Awards Selection & Presentation Ceremony was held in Shanghai. As a grand year-end ceremony of China's intelligent connected vehicle (ICV) industry, this annual occasion attracted more than 1,000 elites from domestic and foreign OEMs, intelligent connectivity software & hardware companies, automotive parts suppliers and related service & technology enterprises to get together. After making the “2020 Top 100 Innovative Intelligent Connectivity Enterprises” list the day before, PATEO CONNECT+, once again won six heavyweight awards at the GGAI Golden Globe Awards, which respectively are IVI Software Solution Provider of the Year, IoV System Solution Provider of the Year, Award for IoV Market Share Leadership of the Year, IoV C-V2X Solution Provider of the Year, Automotive OTA Solution Provider of the Year, and Automotive T-Box Supplier of the Year.
The GGAI Golden Globe Awards is currently the only selection event in China that focuses on annual technological, product & brand innovations in the intelligent connectivity industry chain. Based on the previous three sessions, the 4th GGAI Golden Globe Awards attaches more importance to indicators of mass production of factory-installed solutions, innovation in future new technologies, etc., for enterprise selection, while carrying out comprehensive evaluations on the basis of the data of mass production of factory-installed solutions that GGAI has been tracking on a monthly basis. With its technical advantages in key areas like underlying technology, software architecture, big data, and business ecosystem & middle office, PATEO CONNECT+ has stood out from the numerous participants, not only demonstrating its leading technical strength, but also presenting a new future and new possibilities of next-generation vehicles.
2020 GGAI Golden Globe Awards – IVI Software Solution Provider of the Year
PATEO CONNECT+ is the first company in the world to work on in-car Chinese speech recognition, and also the only company in the IoV industry that owns a voice platform. After 6 iterations, the Qing AI voice platform has evolved to Qing AI 3.0, fully independently controllable, and capable of delivering an industry-leading user experience. The next generation Qing AI product will be based on big data, adopt deep neural networks (DNNs), enable continuous optimization and iteration, and integrate multiple interaction modalities such as voice, image, vision, gesture, emotion and more, so it will become a perceptive, emotional, caring, and self-learning soulmate who grows with you. In the future, all mass-produced vehicle models involved in PATEO’s projects will be equipped with the Qing AI voice platform.
By installing the “PATEO Qing OS Cloud” App on the user's mobile phone, Qing Mobile has made the mobile phone accessible to the App account for the first time, thus truly integrating the mobile phone into the vehicle, which not only allows the user to put the intelligent vehicle (IV) into their pocket, but also extends the user-vehicle connection from 2 hours to 24 hours. It can be said that it has ushered in an all-new era of the IoV. It is the first time in history that the IoV is fully opened to the user, allowing them to make their own choice, marking the formal transition from the era of serving a single user to the era of serving multiple users in a car.
2020 GGAI Golden Globe Awards – IoV System Solution Provider of the Year
The Qing OS by PATEO CONNECT+ is the earliest automotive underlying architecture deeply customized on the basis of Android. While retaining the open-source features of Android, it enhances system security performance through software and chip-level solutions, and allows automakers to implement diversified customization according to their own needs with custom interface for integration with QNX and Linux operating systems. At the service level, it has gained access to vehicle data, user data and cloud APIs, thus laying a foundation for ecosystem development.
2020 GGAI Golden Globe Awards – IoV C-V2X Solution Provider of the Year
The 5G-V2X-Box, with built-in automotive-grade 5G-V2X module, MH5000, is the next-generation in-vehicle intelligent connectivity terminal of PATEO CONNECT+, geared towards the smart transportation scenarios in the 5G era, and also the first intelligent connectivity oriented V2X driver assist terminal that is deeply integrated with the vehicle’s ADAS and automated driving system (ADS), while the positioning module adopts a chip that supports BeiDou high-precision centimeter-level positioning, and the application scenarios of high-level connected automated driving (CAD). The self-developed all-scenario protocol stack is adopted, with self-developed applications seamlessly integrated with the intelligent digital cluster and the large center console screen, and able to be factory installed. While supporting relevant international and domestic standards, it possesses security features such as encryption and signature verification. Vehicles equipped with the 5G-V2X-Box are able to support dozens of smart transportation application scenarios involving V2V, V2I and V2P communications, e.g., driving safety, driving efficiency and information services, so as to seize future opportunities.
2020 GGAI Golden Globe Awards – Automotive OTA Solution Provider of the Year
In the era of intelligence, Cloud FOTA upgrade will become a standard feature of IVs. The FOTA service of PATEO CONNECT+ provides a wealth of upgrade strategies: upgrade through specified network connection; differential package → incremental package → full package; support for forced silent & non-silent upgrade methods; the user and the back-office administrator are able to visually follow up on the entire upgrade process, part of which is user intervenable, and batch task manager is used for batch upgrade, so as to avoid upgrade congestion. Other features include the supervisability of the entire upgrade process, the addition of the anti-brick / upgrade rollback mechanisms, the power-down protection, and the ability to resume transfer from breakpoint, to guarantee the stability and reliability of the upgrade process.
This service is also able to provide impeccable information security guarantees, allowing OEMs to experience OTA-related security services during the testing stage, and achieving seamless version management from R&D & testing stages to mass production; the features, processes and interfaces of device frontend upgrade control program are customized as per the vehicle manufacturers’ needs, to ensure that they can seamlessly access their own PDM process through the FOTA backend system, and manage the logical correspondence between vehicle models and FOTA components, as well as the corresponding upgrade strategy configuration, thereby managing the component OTA process from the perspective of the whole vehicle.
2020 GGAI Golden Globe Awards – Automotive T-Box Supplier of the Year
The PATEO CONNECT+ T-Box comes with the following features:
1) Connect to vehicle CAN bus, to realize data collection, control command issuance, as well as CAN bus management & diagnostics features;
2) Execute the remote-control commands sent by the user's cell phone app / WeChat Mini Program through the TSP platform to perform remote control operations, such as starting / stopping the engine, turning on / off the AC, opening / closing the sunroof / tailgate / doors, as well as lights flashing & horn honking;
3) Execute the remote status query commands sent by the user's cell phone app / WeChat Mini Program through the TSP platform to remotely query location, fault, tire pressure, engine speed & coolant temperature and other information of the vehicle;
4) Collect data from each vehicle ECU controlled by TSP commands to provide basic data for cloud big data applications;
5) The capability of receiving GPS & BeiDou satellite signals to provide fast positioning capabilities for T module applications and IVI navigation;
6) A high-precision G-sensor to equip vehicles with security features such as abnormal movement alarm;
7) 4G network connection & sharing feature to provide Internet access services for the IVI;
8) Support offline configuration to flexibly cope with different vehicle models;
9) Support BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) car key feature to facilitate short-range vehicle control by the user;
10) Realize OTA update of T-Box software.
2020 GGAI Golden Globe Awards – Award for IoV Market Share Leadership of the Year
Owing to its role as an independent third party, PATEO CONNECT+ boasts an extensive customer base consisting of high quality clients, including not only leading central enterprises, such as FAW, DFM and Changan, but also leading local state-owned enterprises, such as SGMW, BAIC, and BAIC BJEV; not only top luxury and JV brands, such as Porsche, FAW VW, FAW Audi and SAIC VW, but also top private enterprises, such as GWM and Geely. At present, while the company’s business is growing rapidly, these premium clients will function as a great driver of its future business development, thus enabling its market share to maintain a leading level in the industry.
Winning these honors is a recognition for PATEO's years of hard efforts and input in R&D. In such an industry as the IoV that is featured by a particularly long industry chain and a particularly large number of players, this is really not easy. Its founder Ken (Yilun) Ying indicated that “in the future, the value of vehicles will no longer be defined by traditional technologies and performance indicators, but software technologies with AI as the core. The IoV industry needs to be open, needs original innovation, and needs us to master our own core technologies."
Founded in 2009, PATEO CONNECT+ is mainly engaged in the R&D & manufacturing of intelligent telematics system and provision of subsequent supporting services. As an independent third-party service provider, it offers IoV products and services to mainstream auto groups in China as well as luxury brands like Bentley and JLR based on its commitment to building a cross-platform system that integrates vehicle, Internet and mobile phone and centers on car life services. In the eleven years since its establishment, PATEO has invested more than CNY 1 billion in R&D, and been continuously investing 28% of its annual revenue in it, boasting a full set of qualifications for operations in China’s IoV market and owning nearly 4,000 IPRs, ranking 1st for two consecutive years in terms of intelligent connectivity patent, and 104th on the list of “China’s Top 500 Companies by Patent”.
According to its future plan, PATEO will step up its efforts on R&D, jointly build R&D teams with leading car companies, and place original innovation capabilities in a more prominent position, in an attempt to achieve more “zero to one” breakthroughs, quicken up technological, product and model innovations, accelerate the empowerment of the development of emerging industries by new ideas, new technologies and new models, better boost high-quality development of enterprise, and create a high-quality life.