According to Chinese commercial information platform Tianyancha, a patent entitled “Automatic Overtaking Mechanism, Device, Vehicle, Storage Medium and Chip” applied for Xiaomi Auto Technology Co. has recently been published.
Focusing on autonomous driving technology, the patent involves an automatic overtaking mechanism, device, vehicle, storage medium and chip. The overtaking mechanism will be activated with the distance between the vehicle and its preceding vehicle, at less than a preset threshold. By determining the type and speed of the preceding vehicle, an overtaking decision will be made by analyzing the vehicle type, the initial speed, distance and a detected second speed.
The summary of the patent also said that the above mechanism regards the vehicle type as the necessary consideration of the algorithm, so that the vehicle can accurately carry out the overtaking and lane change process based on current situation, thus bringing better automated driving experiences to passengers.
According to the public information, the patent application date was April 28, 2022, and it was announced on June 3. Since December 2021, Xiaomi Auto has published more than 20 patents.
Since the first half of this year, Xiaomi has made intensive progress in automaking. On May 19, in the company’s Q1 financial report conference call, firm president Wang Xiang said that Xiaomi is continuously investing resources in core technology R&D. Earlier, Xiaomi said that the R&D team of its automobile business has exceeded 1,000 people, and it will continue to expand in core areas such as autonomous driving and intelligent cockpits in the future. Its own electric cars are expected to officially begin mass-production in the first half of 2024.