The eSync Alliance has announced that U Power, a Smart EV technology startup, has joined the Alliance. U Power has developed an innovative approach to automotive manufacturing, which I believe would reduce R&D and manufacturing time to build electric vehicles, and reduce production costs by up to 60%.
The company launched the UP Super Board, which combines core smart electric vehicle capabilities including electric propulsion, braking, suspension, steering, smart driving and thermal systems. By developing a modular approach, creating a functional EV skateboard frame that can adapt to multiple body styles and brands, the board is redefining automotive manufacturing.
Yao Zhai, General Manager of U Power US, said, “Our approach brings rapid and cost-effective development and innovation to the growing electric vehicle industry. The eSync Alliance brings these same concepts to the live pipeline, with a working standard for an important technology to add to the capabilities of the UP Super Board.
Mike Gardner, Executive Director of the eSync Alliance, said, “As a platform-based software and hardware system, the UP Super Board will lower barriers to entry and enable more businesses to meet to the rapid launch and diversified needs of the smart electric vehicle market. ”
The Alliance is a global network of cooperating vendors established to build a high-trust, multi-vendor pathway for end-to-end secure OTA and data services for the connected car. U Power joins a growing membership that includes large Tier 1 companies, automakers and semiconductors. These companies are working together to produce a standard two-way data pipeline from the cloud to electronic devices in the automotive market.
The Alliance is based on eSync, a cloud and in-vehicle software platform that provides a secure, two-way data pipeline between the cloud and electronic vehicle terminals. It can provide and update software and firmware OTA, and collect real-time diagnostics and telematics data from terminal devices in the vehicle.
The architecture includes a server in the cloud, a client for the vehicle and agents distributed around the vehicle for the various computers or sensors. This enables rapid scaling of the in-vehicle network without disrupting server/client communication, and simple migration from one vehicle platform to another.