On August 23, 2018, the Smart China Expo: Connected Vehicle Industry Development in the Age of Intelligence Forum was held at Chongqing International Expo Center. The conference was hosted by China Economic Consulting Corporation, and the Qualcomm Inc. China Automobile Academy of Engineering Co., Ltd., Changan Automobile and other companies are the organizers of the forum. Zhang Dawei, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of China Center for International Economic Exchanges, delivered a keynote speech. Zhang Dingyu, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of Chongqing Municipal National People’s Congress and member of the party group, Song Airong, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC and member of the party group, Wang Weiming, Deputy Director-General of the Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information, Penny Baldwin, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Qualcomm, Li Deyi, Chairman of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academician of Eurasia Academy of Sciences, Zhu Huarong, President of Changan Automobile, Li Kaiguo, President of China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd, Wang Yingmin, Chief Engineer and Chief Scientist of Datang Telecom Technology Industry Group, and other important guests from the connected vehicle industry expressed their views at the forum. About 260 guests from home and abroad, including government departments, automobile manufacturers, automobile electronics companies, communication companies, Internet companies, media, universities and research institutes attended the meeting.
The white paper “The development of China’s Connected Vehicle Industry” was released by China Economic Consulting Corporation at the forum. On behalf of the research team, Dr. Zhang Jin explained the major viewpoints and key recommendations of the white paper. The paper analyzed the economic and social impacts brought by the connected vehicle industry and said that the industry has enormous potential as it will greatly increase traffic capacity, reduce accidents and environmental pollution. It is predicted that the global V2X market for connected vehicles will exceed 614 billion RMB by 2020, while the Chinese market will reach 200 billion as it has 300 million cars on the road. Furthermore, the paper made recommendations in the following aspects such as the establishment of inter-departmental coordination mechanism, the protection of intellectual property rights, the increase of financial support, the construction of road network facilities, the allocation of spectrum resources, the establishment of standards, regulations and security systems, and the strengthening of international cooperation. The paper was well recognized by other participating experts of the forum, saying that the conclusions and major points are good reflections of the connected vehicle industry, and the policy recommendations are rather practical and forward-looking.
At the end, the participants of the forum expressed their viewpoints on such aspects as the current development of China’s connected vehicle industry, the problem in the core technology of connected vehicles, the construction of smart transportation and traffic information network, the evaluation system of autonomous driving vehicles, the relationship between the development of the mobile communication, the semiconductor industry and the connected vehicle industry, and the international cooperation in this industry. Han Yihu, General Manager of China Economic Consulting Corporation and Tang Lin, Marketing Director, were also present at the meeting.