Alibaba Group has announced
the launch of OS’Car, the first YunOS enabled, mass produced internet car, in
collaboration with SAIC Motor Corp. Alibaba unveiled “YunOS for cars”, a smart
operating system tailored for the automotive industry, which marks a milestone
for Alibaba’s Internet of Things (IoT) strategy and underlines the potential of
internet-connected lifestyles. The OS’Car
RX5 is currently available for sale from RMB 99,800 to RMB 186,800 (Rs 10.06
lakh to Rs 18.84 lakh approx.)
Equipped with YunOS, the
OS’Car RX5 is the first “Internet-connected Car” of its kind in mass
production, co-developed after two years of intensive study and collaboration
between the two pioneers in the e-commerce and the automobile industries.
Unlike traditional automobiles, this new car will be supported by a cloud-based
platform that enables data streaming, modeling and reporting, providing the
ultimate driving experience with innovative features.
With cloud-based data, YunOS
provides OS’Car RX5 drivers with a series of innovative features:
• An intelligent map which
enables instant and precise location by sub-meter, location tracking without
WIFI or GPS, automatic change in map zoom size based on the car speed.
• The car is able to take
direct commands through smart voice control, creating a more natural and safer
driving environment. Audio is the primary mode for controlling the system.
• Equipped with up to four
detachable action cameras, it enables video recordings of the journey and
360-degree in-car selfies. The selfies can be shared instantly with friends via
the connected smart phone.
• As the first car with an
“Internet ID”, OS’Car can recognize the driver through connected smart phones
or smart watches. It also enables personalized internet services such as
greetings, preferred music and destinations.
• Three integrated screens– a
large touch screen, LED dashboard and an intelligent rearview mirror - result
in safer driving.
• OS’Car RX5 uses an open
platform, for different smart hardware and services which will enable the
introduction of additional premium and creative driving experiences for
Furthermore, the OS’Car RX5
adopts a new generation of design language, using advanced fuel technology,
more powerful accelerator, lower oil consumption, and have a shorter braking
“Humans have made machines more intelligent in
the past few decades. What we hope to achieve in the coming decades is to inject
machines with human wisdom. Just as software programs have made the phone
smarter today, YunOS will make cars an even more indispensable part of human
life in the future society. Today marks the dawn of that new era. We feel proud
and privileged to be playing a part in driving that change.” said Jack Ma,
Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group.
Source: Alibaba /