On Sept. 27, 2018, the Intelligent Vehicle Product Testing & Certification Technology Symposium & the Inauguration Ceremony of National Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (Tianjin) hosted by China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC) were successfully held in Tianjin. As the inauguration ceremony of the first National Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (hereinafter referred to as “National Center”), the event received comprehensive guidance and great support from relevant ministries and industry organizations, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT), State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China (MPS), Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China (MOT) and China Machinery Industry Federation (CMIF) as well as Tianjin Municipal Government,.
Yu Kai, President, CPC Party Secretary & General Manager of CATARC; Li Deyi, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Lu Xi, Ombudswoman of the Science and Technology Department, MIIT; Zheng Heyue from Equipment Industry Development Center of MIIT; Deputy Director-General Liu Xiande, Director Li Wenlong and Director Wang Kun of the Department of Accreditation, Testing and Inspection Supervision & Management, SAMR; Pan Hanzhong, Deputy Director of Traffic Management Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security; Zhou Wei, Director of Road Transport Center, Research Institute of Highway, MOT; Pei Eryang, Director of CMIF; Deputy Director Zu Yanhui and Deputy Division Chief Tan Zhendong of Tianjin Municipal Science and Technology Commission; Deputy Director Sun Gang and Division Chief Sun Xiaoqiang of Tianjin Municipal Commission of Industry and Information Technology; Deputy Director Guo Chengming and Division Chief Wang Jing of Tianjin Market and Quality Supervision Administration; Zhou Lizhi, Deputy Division Chief of Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission; District Mayor Bai Fengxiang and Deputy District Mayor Zhang Hanbing of Xiqing District, Tianjin; and Yu Zhuoping, Professor of Tongji University were among the attendees of the conference presided over by Li Wei, Deputy General Manager of CATARC. In addition, representatives of more than 30 enterprises and higher education institutions also participated in the conference, including FAW, SAIC, DFM, Brilliance, BAIC, Geely, Great Wall, JAC, BYD, Chery, Brilliance BMW, Yutong, DF Nissan, FAW Toyota, Beijing Benz, Beijing Hyundai, GAC Mitsubishi, NIO, Jilin University, Chang'an University, Baidu, Qihu 360, PATEO Yuezhen, (Zhejiang) Asia-Pacific Mechanical & Electronic Co., Ltd., RoboSense, Navinfo, Shanghai Songhong and TrunkTech.
Yu Kai and Liu Xiande addressed the conference respectively with great enthusiasm. In their address, the two leaders expressed congratulations on the inauguration of the National Center as well as ardent expectations for it to drive the development of the intelligent connected vehicle (ICV) industry, while emphasizing that the testing & accreditation technology research and system construction are of great significance to the healthy development of the ICV industry.
Yu Kai, President, CPC Party Secretary & General Manager of CATARC addressing the conference
Liu Xiande, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Accreditation, Testing and Inspection Supervision & Management of SAMR addressing the conference
Li Wei, Deputy General Manager of CATARC Presiding over the Conference
The conference consisted of three sessions, i.e. inauguration of the National Center, agreement signing for the testing ground of the National Center, and the Intelligent Vehicle Testing & Certification Technology Symposium.
Inauguration Ceremony of the National Center
Zhou Hua, General Manager of Tianjin Automotive Test Center (a wholly owned subsidiary of CATARC, hereinafter referred to as “TATC”) explained the capacity building of the National Center in detail. The National Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (Tianjin) constructed by TATC had officially passed the qualification accreditation and review by Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) and was awarded the Certificate of Authorization in August 2018, making it the first national quality inspection center in the ICV testing field to pass qualification accreditation and authorization, with authorized capacity covering ICV real vehicle road test, simulation test, functional safety test, V2X connectivity & information security test and so on. Zhou Hua said, TATC would, on basis of the National Center, leverage world class testing equipment and experts & talents to better serve the ICV industry, lead the development of testing technologies in the industry, facilitate the technological advancement in the industry, and make due contributions to the rapid development of China’s automotive industry.
Zhou Hua, General Manager of TATC
Yu Kai, Li Deyi, Lu Xi, Liu Xiande, Zu Yanhui, Sun Gang and Guo Chengming took the stage to inaugurate the National Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (Tianjin). At the same time, in order to guide the National Center to better serve the industry, the Committee of Experts of the National Center was established, and Yu Kai presented the letter of appointment to the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Committee - including Li Deyi - at the inauguration ceremony.
Inauguration Ceremony of the National Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Quality Supervision and Inspection Center
Presenting Letter of Appointment of the Committee of Experts
Agreement Signing for the Testing Ground of the National Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Quality Supervision and Inspection Center
The development of ICV technologies is inseparable from a tremendous amount of testing and validation, so to build a dedicated testing ground for ICV is of critical importance to the underpinning of ICV standard research, R&D validation, and testing & accreditation. To this end, CATARC and Xiqing District Government of Tianjin Municipality - respectively represented by Zhou Hua and Zhang Hanbing - officially signed a cooperation agreement on the testing ground of the National Center on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony, to commence the construction of the ICV testing ground. Taking the opportunity of the joint construction of the testing ground, the two sides will make concerted efforts to promote ICV development and drive smart city construction, while focusing on the testing ground project to promote industry revitalization, produce aggregation effect of intelligent vehicle / transport industries, realize regional economic transformation & upgrade, create a highly competitive supporting environment for innovation & development of emerging industries, drive industrial agglomeration, and realize economic transformation & upgrade.
Agreement Signing Ceremony for the National ICV Testing Ground
Intelligent Vehicle Testing & Certification Technology Symposium
At the symposium that was chaired by Wang Tie, Deputy General Manager of TATC, Li Deyi; Wang Kun; Zheng Yuanhui, General Manager of CAQC; Wang Xueping, Deputy Director of ASRI; Ken (Yilun) Ying, Founder of Shanghai PATEO Yuezhen Electronic Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; Liu Weiguo, Chief Engineer of Geely Research Institute (GRI) and Qin Kongjian, Director of New Project Promotion Department, CATARC delivered excellent reports on the subjects including the future development trend of ICV, testing & accreditation technologies and standards formulation, as well as the development trend of Internet of Vehicles (IoV).
Wang Tie, Deputy General Manager of TATC Chairing the Symposium
Li Deyi, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering Delivering a Report
The establishment of the National Center in the ICV product field is an inevitable requirement for the healthy and sustainable development of China’s ICV industry, and at the same time serves as an important source of support for China to actively participate in and lead the coordination of international standards, seize the initiative to set rules for the future automotive industry on a global scale, and thus escort the healthy and orderly development of the ICV industry in China by providing technical guidance, scientific supervision and all-around services.