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SIMCom to aid Leapmotor for Intellectualization and IoT networking

On March 26, 2018, SIMCom appeared at the partnership conference in Hangzhou held by Leapmotor, alongside other suppliers including Fuyao Glass, Wanxiang System, Faurecia, and Infineon. At the partnership conference, Leapmotor announced a strategic cooperation with 38 partners, and signed the strategic cooperation agreement with SIMCom, the only supplier of communication modules.

 

 

Deputy General Manager Li Yongsheng attending the partnership conference

 

The automobile industry is developing in the direction of intelligence, IoT and electrification, and the development of smart electric vehicles is becoming the common view of the whole industry. By the end of 2017, there were over 1.6 million owners of new energy electric vehicles in China. Meanwhile, with the rapid development of Internet technology and demand for user experience, the previous single attribute of automobiles — transportation, is facing a comprehensive reconstruction. Based on the judgment of future trends in the automobile industry, Leapmotor was formally established in 2015 and is devoted to the research and development of smart electric vehicles and their key technologies. Backed by Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., China's leading enterprise in the security field, Leapmotor officially launched the Leapmotor brand in March 2017 and released its first car, the S01, in November. S01 is a two-door and four-seater A0 Class electric coupé mainly for young consumers, and is positioned as the second choice for families and the first choice for young people. It is scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of 2019.

Leapmptor's Car on display at the Conference

 

Zhu Jiangming, chairman of Leapmotor, pointed out that smart electric cars are more electronic products than traditional cars. Thanks to the background of Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., Leapmotor excels at producing electronic products, and has a congenital advantage in terms of artificial intelligence, smart driving auxiliary systems and mobile phone-vehicle interconnection, which is the core competitiveness of Leapmotor. As the supplier of Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., SIMCom has cooperated with Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. in the security and smart home fields for a long time, and its product quality and stability are highly recognized by its customers. Leapmotor has chosen SIMCom's smart module, to achieve integration of central control and the Tbox wireless communication module, helping Leapmotor to fully implement intelligence and IoT technology.

Introduction to Leapmotor’s smart interconnected products

 

Mr. Shu Chuncheng, director of Leapmotor’s supply chain, said that Leapmotor will focus on three aspects of the supply chain, namely quality, cost, and delivery, to create a "systematic and professional" supply chain system. The most important aspect is quality, and Leapmotor considers Toyota as the quality benchmark.

 

In view of SIMCom's international cutting-edge capabilities and advantages in research and development, quality, production, logistics, cost, and testing, Leapmotor has, with SIMCom, signed a strategic partnership agreement.

 

Group photo of partners

 

Introduction to the SIMCom SIM8950 smart module:

The SIM8950 series is a multi-band LTE CAT4 smart module that supports LTE FDD/

TDD/TD-SCDMA/DC-HSPA/HSPA/UMTS/EVDO/EGDE/GPRS/GSM/GNSS, including the SIM8950 (China) and SIM8950E (Europe) editions, and supports the data transmission of LTE-FDD/LTE-TDD, ranging from 50 Mbps to 150 Mbps. In addition, the SIM8950 series integrates feature-rich interfaces (such as camera, touch screen, microphone, speaker, UART, USB, I2C, ADC, and SPI interface) that can be widely used in digital signage, smart POS, convenience terminals, routers, vehicle terminals, security and industry-grade PDAs, and in other industries and equipment.

 

The SIM8950 has the following significant advantages:

 

1.    Supports all kinds of networks— up to 7 modules and 15 bands (China Edition)

2.    Low-power and high-performance —8 x Cortex-A53 Processor, 2.0 GHz and 14nm process

3.    Smart experience and smooth control— built-in Android 7.0; 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM; built-in 16 GB eMMC Flash (MLC Architecture)

4.    Optimizing sensory experience—integrated Adreno 506 high-performance graphics engine for the smooth play of 1080p video

5.    Multiple interfaces and rich combination— external one-dimensional / two-dimensional code scanning; NFC/UHF RFID scanning; infrared module / fingerprint / temperature measurement / printing

6.    Multiple configurations and choices —the series includes SIM8950 (the edition that supports all kinds of networks) / SIM8050 (WIFI edition)

7.    High reliability package— 232PIN LCC+LGA; 44.1 mm *45.6 mm *2.8 mm

 

 

Leapmotor is an innovative new energy automobile company committed to the research and development of smart electric vehicles characterized by high-technology, fashion, and good taste. It has investment from Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd, a listed company with its headquarters in Hangzhou High-Tech Zone (Binjiang). The company focuses on research and development in smart interconnection, motor electrical control, battery systems and vehicle design.

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