Alibaba Released a New Brand AliOS Entering Automotive and IoT Field

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Alibaba Group announced the upgrading of its operating system strategy and launched a brand new AliOS whose slogan is to drive everything smart. The new Alibaba operating system will continue to increase its investment in the IoT field and IoT operating systems in automotive, IoT terminals, IoT chips and industrial areas.

On September 27, Alibaba Group announced the upgrading of its operating system strategy and launched a brand new AliOS whose slogan is to drive everything smart. The new Alibaba operating system will continue to increase its investment in the IoT field and IoT operating systems in automotive, IoT terminals, IoT chips and industrial areas and integrate the original YunOS mobile business.

According to the statistics, the number of IoT devices will reach 8.4 billion in 2017, up by 31% from 6.4 billion in 2016 and will surpass the global population for the first time. Currently, the consumer sector is still the biggest user of the IoT devices, whose number is 5.2 billion in 2017, accounting for 63% of the total. Besides smart TVS and digital set-top boxes, the IoT devices used most by consumers are cars.

In July 2016, SAIC launched the world’s first mass-produced IoT vehicle together with Alibaba. Over the past year, SAIC has launched the Roewe RX5, Roewe eRX5, Roewe ERX5, Roewe e950, Roewe i6, Roewe ei6, MGZS, MG 3, MG 6, SAIC MAXUS D90 and other models equipped with Alibaba operating system. Among them, only RX5 model has been sold 230,000 cars in past year, winning the title of “top sales new car in 2016”, making Internet cars a new trend of travel.

Xiaoming Hu, senior VP of Alibaba group and president of AliOS said, “we will continue the exploration in car operating systems and work with Banma and other whole industry chain partners to promote the intelligent transformation of the auto industry. Today, an unintelligent phone has become outdated. In the future, an unintelligent car will also be outdated. The car is the beginning for AliOS to drive everything intelligent and we will define an IoT operating system different with PC and mobile era.

Alibaba group began to invest in core operating system R&D in 2010, and officially entered the automotive operating system in 2014.

 

This article originally appeared in Intelligent technology and was translated by Pandaily.

Click here to read the original Chinese article.

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