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Published on June 28th, 2018 | by Kyle Field


BYD Releases More Than 400 Technologies On An Open Platform At Its Dreams Gala

June 28th, 2018 by  

BYD took to the stage at its Dream Gala where BYD leadership outlined the bold company vision to lead China and the world into an era of zero-emission vehicles powered by renewable energy.

At its Dreams Gala, BYD announced that it was releasing the technology for 341 sensors and 66 controllers for its DiLink system “on an open platform” as a means of encouraging other companies to adopt a standard platform for the development of electric vehicles. BYD’s DiLink Intelligent Network System is a critical part of its e-Platform that is the foundation for its battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology.

The DiLink system includes all of the sensors on the vehicle, including the infotainment system, HVAC, and vehicle lighting systems, to name a few. The fully cloud-connected service gives vehicle owners the ability to engage the air conditioning and lights prior to entering the vehicle and a slew of other driver convenience features.

The infotainment screen has the ability to rotate via voice command and can look up local charging stations. The system not only polls the location of chargers, but also obtains the current status of the charging station to give the driver as much data as possible about a charging station before arriving.

The e-Platform and DiLink provide a solid foundation for other companies to rely on a common standard that they can then build battery electric vehicles on top of. BYD Founder and Chairman Wang Chuanfu spoke about his desire for the e-Platform, “The auto industry has been witnessing an unprecedented revolution, adopting the trends of globalization, electrification and intelligent network that are gradually turning into reality.” BYD is releasing its e-Platform technology in the hopes of spurring on the global wave of electrification that is sweeping across the world – one person, one city, one nation at a time.

“We are proud that a Chinese company such as BYD is paving the way for a new era of automotive history yet again, a decade after we redefined automobile performance and safety with the release of our DM (dual mode) platform,” said Wang Chuanfu, President and Chairman of BYD. “We believe that this collective effort will push the e-Platform to even greater heights, and accelerate the world’s adoption of an electric future.” Dual Mode is the terminology BYD uses for its plug-in hybrid vehicles that can run in either electric or internal combustion modes.

Source: BYD, Gasgoo

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I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. As an activist investor, Kyle owns long term holdings in BYD, SolarEdge, and Tesla.

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